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How to Apply

How to Apply

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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.  

Entry Requirements 

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. 

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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 

If you would like to apply to become a chorister at York Minster, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

You can apply by completing our online application form. You will then receive further details about the admissions process, assessment dates and chorister auditions.  

If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Sara Bath on 01904 527391 or email

Tuition Fees 

All choristers are educated at St Peter’s School and their fees are subsidised by the Dean and Chapter of York Minster, with a minimum subsidy of 60%, to ensure that all children have the opportunity to join the choir. 

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