A love of singing is the key to becoming a chorister. We are looking for boys and girls who enjoy making music, are enthusiastic about learning and will bring their own passions and personalities to St Peter’s School.
Life as a chorister is busy and rewarding, with new adventures and opportunities each day. Choristers must live near enough for the extra duties of the choir to be practicable and typically join the choir between the ages of 8 and 9 and remain until the age of 13. All choristers are educated at St Peter’s School.
All prospective choristers will be auditioned by Mr Robert Sharpe, Director of Music at York Minster. Formal singing experience is not required, but children need to be able to sing in tune, pitch notes and be interested in developing their musical talents. Further information will be available about the audition.
Choristers will also sit an entrance exam for St Peter’s 8-13, which will include computer-based maths, English and reasoning tests, a creative writing paper and a group task.
Submitting an Application
We are now accepting chorister applications for J1 (Year 4) 2024 entry.
Applicants should be ready to join Year 4 in September 2024. There are no other opportunities to join the choir in other year groups. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Miss Sara Bath on 01904 527391 or email [email protected].
External applicants should complete our application form by following the link below. Internal applicants should contact Miss Sara Bath to express their interest or enquire at the School Office.
All choristers are educated at St Peter’s School and their fees are subsidised by the Dean and Chapter of York Minster. For all choristers, a substantial part of the school fee is paid by York Minster.
Choristerships are open to all and additional means-tested funding is available to those who may not be able to afford the remaining part of the fee, which may potentially increase the level of funding to 100%. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
Once choristers reach Third Form (Y9) and leave the choir they will be able to apply for music scholarships and means-tested bursaries to ensure that they can continue their education at St Peter’s.