The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Becoming a chorister

Being a chorister at St. Peter’s is highly rewarding and great fun. Choristers develop valuable life skills and gain self-confidence while receiving a unique musical education.

Choristerships are free of charge. No previous musical experience is necessary. We welcome boys and girls aged 7+ who show enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and get involved. It is musical potential, rather than ability, that is important.

If your son or daughter are interested, they are invited to a short audition, where they will be asked to sing a short piece of music and try some aural (listening) tests. The audition is friendly and supportive and designed to encourage your child to do their best.

Following a successful audition, they are offered a probationary choristership and begin an experience which will enrich their whole lives.

The benefits of choristership include:

  • a unique and fun musical education
  • activities, trips, and concerts
  • new friendships
  • pocket-money pay
  • excellent vocal training
  • RSCM Award and AB Theory training
  • crucial life skills (such as confidence, teamwork, responsibility and leadership)
  • reinforced academic skills (such as literacy, numeracy and languages)

If you would like to find out more about choristerships, please fill in the form below. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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    Our choristers attend local schools, currently including: