The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth
The Choir of St. Peter’s Church has sung for more than 125 years, with boys and girls (from year 2) and adults singing at regular services and for special occasions. It is the only choir in Bournemouth and Poole to sing two full choral services each Sunday.

Being a chorister at St. Peter’s is rewarding and confidence-building.

The main benefits the choristers gain include:

  • Musical training from professional musicians
  • Experience of a wide range of great music
  • Friendships and social events
  • Learning self-discipline and performance skills
  • Development of self-confidence
  • A musical training scheme with medals and certificates at each level
  • Pocket money pay, with the opportunity to earn more pay for weddings
  • Good fun and memories to last a lifetime

Membership of the choir is free of charge, but the experience is worth hundreds of pounds.

If you are interested, please click here to find out more and arrange an audition or to try a rehearsal out.

Rehearsal Schedule (during term-time)
Wednesdays 5.30 – 7pm (choristers rehearsal)
6.30 – 8pm (adults rehearsal)
Thursdays 5.30 – 6.30pm (music theory, singing technique) – optional

The choir sings 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 7 to 16 who are enthusiastic about singing. No previous musical experience is necessary. Click here to find out more.