The choir of St. Peter’s was established in 1865 and is effectively Bournemouth’s ‘cathedral choir’. The choir consist of up to 16 boys and up to 16 girl choristers, together with choral scholars (aged 13-18), and capable adult alto, tenor and bass singers.
Choral music is central to the worship at St. Peter’s. The choir sings at St. Peter’s on Sundays during term-time and on major feast days . They also sing regularly at cathedrals (most recently Winchester, Portsmouth, and Worcester) and for concerts and other special events.
Being a chorister at St. Peter’s is highly rewarding. It provides considerable opportunities for musical, academic, and social development, and is great fun. Choristers develop valuable life skills and gain real self-confidence while receiving a unique musical education. We welcome boys and girls aged 7+ who are enthusiastic about singing. No previous musical experience is necessary.
There are also opportunities available for adult singers to join the choir. You will need to have a clear and accurate voice, sight-reading ability, and a willingness to fit into a friendly team.
Weekly singing schedule
|Wednesdays||5.30 – 7pm||Boys’ rehearsal|
|Thursdays||5.30 – 7pm||Girls’ rehearsal|
|7 – 8pm||Choral scholars/adults rehearsal|
|Sundays*||9.15 – 11.15am||Sung Eucharist*|
|3.15 – 4.45pm||Choral Evensong*|
*sung by boys or girls on alternate weeks with adults