There are plenty of ways to get involved in the music here at the Cathedral.
Enquiries about joining the choir can be made at any time: please contact Elspeth, our Music and Liturgy Assistant on 01245 294481 or by email.
A Choral Scholarship is normally offered for a period of one year and is currently worth £3500 with accommodation provided in a shared house; singing lessons to the value of £750 are provided by the resident singing teacher, Colin Baldy. Choral scholars are encouraged to take part in the wider life of the Cathedral; from time to time, the choral scholars sing at weddings, funerals and additional services. There are also opportunities for being involved in music within the city and wider area.
Past choral scholars have sung with the Chelmsford Singers, a mixed-voice choir with strong links to the Cathedral. Others have managed successfully to combine scholarships at St Martin-in-the-Fields with their position at Chelmsford Cathedral, have taken on part-time employment, or are engaged in further study.
Applications for the next academic year are now closed.
The Cathedral is holding an afternoon on Saturday 24th April between 2 and 5pm, where boys aged 6-10 can find out what being a chorister is really like. Meet other choristers, play musical games and sing in the Cathedral. For an informal chat, or to book a place, please email James Davy.
What our choristers say about the choir:
“The Cathedral Choir is like a family”
“I’ve made friends I wouldn’t have met otherwise”
“People are helpful and help you to find things out”
“Choir has improved my confidence”