Join our Choirs

Could your son or daughter join the choir? Find out on Friday 12 July!

On Friday 12th July at 5.30 pm  there will be a “Come and Sing” event at St Thomas'. The Choir usually holds two such events each year, providing the opportunity to come and sing with the Choir. Singing with the choir offers children a unique free musical education.

The evening consists of a mixture of singing with the current choristers and playing games, with refreshments provided. The evening is intended primarily for boys aged 7-12 and girls aged 9-14. So if you know a young person who enjoys singing, do urge them to contact the Director of Music, Jordan Theis and come along. 

To find out more about what being a chorister is really like, see

Choristers come to St Thomas’s from a wide area and attend many different schools. Children do not need any previous experience, just an interest in singing and a willingness to learn. We have two separate choirs for choristers: the Boys’ Choir and the Girls’ Choir, who each rehearse on Tuesday and Friday evenings, and sing at regular Sunday services and at special concerts and events throughout the year.

We were recently featured on BBC News in the coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Feedback from parents and choristers:

“As a family we are so proud of our daughter and her confidence has grown from strength to strength”

“The choir tours are one of the highlights as everyone is having fun and we get to sing in these amazing cathedrals”

 “I met lots of great people – they were really friendly”

Watch our video to find out more about what it would be like to join the choir!

What are the benefits of being a chorister? 

  • A free, outstanding musical education

  • Performing music by a range of composers with experienced adult singers, led by specialist professional musicians

  • Taking part in concerts, television and radio broadcasts, recordings, and national and international tours

  • Developing leadership skills, personal confidence, self-motivation, and self-discipline within a supportive environment

  • The opportunity to take graded RSCM singing exams

  • Helping improve academic performance and proven health benefits

  • Enjoying being part of a team with a strong sense of identity

  • Forming lasting friendships

  • Biscuits and chorister trips

  • Choir Pay for singing

  • Having great fun!

Joining the Back Row

We are keen to hear from new singers who wish to sing alto, tenor or bass parts in the Back Row. Although some of the Back Row have sung as choristers or lay clerks in cathedrals, the adult singers have a wide range of other experiences. There is an informal voice check, and we expect people to be able to sing in tune and to read / learn music.

Joining the Chamber Choir

We welcome new members of the Chamber Choir in all voice parts. The Chamber Choir usually sings at some half a dozen services a year, with no requirement to sing in all of them. It is therefore ideal for someone who is able to come and sing on an ad hoc basis. However, the Chamber Choir performs challenging music to a high standard, often with limited rehearsal time. This means that a high degree of musical proficiency is needed: choral singing experience is essential, along with good sight-reading skills and ideally some experience of singing the English Cathedral repertoire.

To find out more or to join the choir: 

Please contact the Director of Music, Jordan Theis, for further information.   

And to listen to recordings of our music, visit:

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