The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

The Director of Music, Duncan Courts, is always pleased to hear from the parents of prospective choristers, both boys and girls, aged seven to thirteen. The audition process is friendly and informal, and we are looking for potential and enthusiasm, not experienced musicians.

Being a chorister at St. Peter’s is rewarding. The choristers themselves mention the musical training, 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 solid musical skills, as a chorister progresses.

A prospective chorister will be asked to sing any simple hymn or song of their choice. They will also be asked to sing a couple of simple tests, such as copying pitches from the piano and repeating a short melody. The auditions are informal and help us to see your child’s potential and enthusiasm.

See Frequently asked questions about choir membership.

If you would like your son or daughter to apply for choir membership, please fill in the form below. There is no charge or fee for auditions, or for choir membership. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Parent's name*

Child's name*

Email address*

Phone number*

Please tell us why you would like to join the choir and ask any questions you may have