The Cathedral Choir


Our boy and girl Choristers (all aged between 7 and 13) receive a scholarship to attend Exeter Cathedral School and enjoy a parallel specialist education in the Cathedral Choir.

Alongside the daily services (which form the backbone of the choir's activities) the children take part in a busy programme of other engagements, which often include tours, concerts, recordings and radio broadcasts.

The repertoire is challenging but rewarding (the Choristers are trained to work to a professional standard alongside their adult colleagues) and the other benefits include building excellent teamwork, social skills and a sense of commitment and responsibility.

The next Voice Trials for the Cathedral Choir take place on Tuesday 31st January 2017. Read more about Choristerships at Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Cathedral School and download an application form (MS Word / PDF)

Choral Scholarships for altos, tenors and basses

Our choral scholarship programme provides exciting opportunities for university-aged singers who are interested in immersing themselves in the life of a professional Cathedral Choir.

Choral Scholars come to Exeter for a gap year immediately before or after university or in conjunction with a degree course at the University of Exeter (scholarships are usually tenable for the duration of the course).

Scholars sing alongside the Choristers and Lay Vicars up to six days a week (there are typically no duties on Saturdays) and are paid a scholarship by the Dean and Chapter that is currently worth c. £3,500.

Former Exeter Scholars have gone on to undergraduate and postgraduate studies at major universities and conservatoires, as well as full-time singing careers with some of the country's leading ensembles.

Download more information about Choral Scholarships at Exeter Cathedral

Apply for a Choral Scholarship at Exeter Cathedral

Old Choristers' Association

The Exeter Cathedral Old Choristers' Association maintains its own website.

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