The Cathedral Choir


Our boy and girl Choristers (all aged between 7 and 13) receive a scholarship to attend Exeter Cathedral School and enjoy a parallel specialist education in the Cathedral Choir.

Alongside the daily services (which form the backbone of the choir's activities) the children take part in a busy programme of other engagements, which often include tours, concerts, recordings and radio broadcasts.

The repertoire is challenging but rewarding (the Choristers are trained to work to a professional standard alongside their adult colleagues) and the other benefits include building excellent teamwork, social skills and a sense of commitment and responsibility.

Choral Scholarships for altos, tenors and basses

Our choral scholarship programme provides exciting opportunities for university-aged singers who are interested in immersing themselves in the life of a professional Cathedral Choir.

Choral Scholars come to Exeter for a gap year immediately before or after university or in conjunction with a degree course at the University of Exeter (scholarships are usually tenable for the duration of the course).

Scholars sing alongside the Choristers and Lay Vicars up to six days a week (there are typically no duties on Saturdays) and are paid a scholarship by the Dean and Chapter that is currently worth c. £3,500.

Former Exeter Scholars have gone on to undergraduate and postgraduate studies at major universities and conservatoires, as well as full-time singing careers with some of the country's leading ensembles.

Download more information about Choral Scholarships at Exeter Cathedral

Apply for a Choral Scholarship at Exeter Cathedral

Old Choristers' Association

The Exeter Cathedral Old Choristers' Association maintains its own website.

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