Become a Chorister at St Margaret's
St Margaret’s Choristers is a new choir which offers an exciting and historic opportunity for talented girls to sing in an unique setting at the heart of the capital, joining in a rich and ancient choral tradition.
About the choir
There will be 20 choristers in the choir, which will start rehearsing in September, and will sing its first service in St Margaret’s on 1st October.
Girls will enter the choir as junior choristers at the start of Year 7, and progress to the full choir at the start of Year 8, spending five years in the choir before leaving at the end of Year 12.
Roles and duties
When fully established in September 2024, the Choristers will be singing at the weekly Sunday evening service at St Margaret’s Church, as well as regular Wednesday Evensong services in Westminster Abbey.
There will be a small number of additional services such as at Christmas and Easter. The Choristers will regularly have the chance to sing with the professional altos, tenors and basses of the St Margaret’s Consort and will be directed by Greg Morris, the Director of Music at St Margaret’s Church.
The choir’s service commitment on Wednesdays may evolve further over time, while other musical projects such as concerts, recordings and tours will be introduced as the choir develops.
On joining the full choir in Year 8, each chorister will receive a scholarship of £2,500 per annum:
- £1,500 will be paid each year
- the remaining £1,000 will be paid as a lump sum when a chorister leaves the choir at the end of Year 12.
Singing lessons (1:2) will be provided during rehearsals, and choristers will have the opportunity to attend music theory classes after weekday rehearsals.
Joining the choir
We have already recruited the choir for September 2023.
For those wishing to apply for entry in September 2024 as junior choristers, details will be posted in the autumn of 2023.
Prospective choristers are encouraged to come and hear the choir sing at one of their Sunday services, which in the autumn term will be at 6.00pm on:
- 1st October
- 5th November
- 3rd December
- 24th December
Anybody interested in applying should email the Music Coordinator at St Margaret’s, [email protected], for further information.