Could your son or daughter join the choir?
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
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: https://www.thebourne.org.uk/media/