The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

The Choir

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 be part of a friendly team.

Click here to find out more about joining the choirs.

To book a place on the boys’ Be a Chorister for a Day, click here

Weekly singing schedule

Wednesdays5.30 – 7pmBoys’ rehearsal
Thursdays5.30 – 7pmGirls’ rehearsal
7 – 8pmChoral scholars/adults rehearsal
Sundays*9.15 – 11.15amSung Eucharist*
3.15 – 4.45pmChoral Evensong*

*sung by boys or girls on alternate weeks with adults

You can follow the choir on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

The Girls’ choir in April 2023
At St. Peter’s on Christmas Eve 2021
At Portsmouth Cathedral in 2019
The choir singing for a concert in the church at Christmas
Choir Christmas concert in 2018
The choristers looking happy and casual in the churchyard during a break
Choristers in the churchyard
RSCM Award winners in 2019
The choir in the beautifully lit church at Christmas
Rehearsing for a carol service
Choir at Worcester Cathedral
At Worcester Cathedral in 2018
Choir at Winchester Cathedral in 2017
At Winchester Cathedral in 2017