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 consists of up to 16 choristers (boys and girls), 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 alternate Sundays and feast days during term-time. 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. Click here to find out more.

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 fit into a friendly team. To find out more, or to arrange a short audition, please contact Duncan Courts at music -at- stpetersbournemouth -dot- org -dot- uk.

You can follow the choir on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

The choir is currently meeting on Zoom to sing and learn music theory on Wednesday evenings. New probationers are welcome to join these sessions.

Normal weekly schedule (after lockdown until July 2021)

Wednesdays5.30 – 7pmTrebles rehearsal
 6.30 – 8pmChoral scholars and adults rehearsal
Sundays (alternate)9.15 – 11.15amSung Eucharist
 3.15 – 4.45pmChoral Evensong

Weekly schedule (term-time from Sept 2021)

Wednesdays5.30 – 7pmBoys’ rehearsal
 7 – 8pmChoral scholars/adults rehearsal
Thursdays5.30 – 7pmGirls’ rehearsal
Sundays*9.15 – 11.15amSung Eucharist*
3.15 – 4.45pmChoral Evensong*
(*sung by boys or girls on alternate weeks)
Trebles in the choir happy and jumping inside the church
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
RSCM Award winners in 2019
The choir in the beautifully lit church at Christmas
Choir at Worcester Cathedral
At Worcester Cathedral in 2018
Choir at Winchester Cathedral in 2017
At Winchester Cathedral in 2017