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. £3,400.
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.
Old Choristers' Association
The Exeter Cathedral Old Choristers' Association maintains its own website.