Choral music forms a central part of the worship at St. Peter’s, which is the only church in Bournemouth and Poole where choral evensong is sung weekly. The choir has existed for more than 125 years, with boys and girls (from year 3) and adults singing at regular services and for special occasions. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings, and the choir sings on some Sundays and other occasions. Children and adults are offered a place in the choir after a short and informal audition. Choir membership is free of charge.
Being a chorister at St. Peter’s is rewarding and confidence-building. The choristers themselves mention the experience of performing exciting music, the trips and social events, and the friendships they make. What they might not notice are the life-skills: team work, self-discipline, responsibility, and concentration are all gained, together with musical confidence, as a chorister progresses.
If you are interested, please click here to find out more and arrange an audition or to try a rehearsal out.
|Wednesdays||5.30 – 7pm (choristers)|
|6.30 – 8pm (adults)|
|Thursdays||5.30 – 6.30pm (optional chorister session, singing technique, music theory, award preparation etc.)|
The choir sing for one full Sunday and two Sunday mornings each month, on average. These sometimes vary, and there are occasional festival services as noted in the choir diary. Choir holidays usually coincide with school holidays and half-terms. These commitments are designed to give choristers plenty of weekend time off without reducing their capability or contribution.
Joining the choir
We welcome boys and girls aged 8 to 16 who are enthusiastic about singing. Click here to find out more.