Choral scholarships

The Cathedral offers six choral scholarships to alto (male or female), tenor and bass singers who are keen to gain experience of singing in a Cathedral choir of a professional standard for one or two years.

The scholarships are suitable for gap year placements, undergraduates who are studying at the University of East Anglia or post-graduates. The placements are ideal preparation for those who wish to go on to study singing at a music conservatoire, undertake a university choral scholarship or pursue a career as a professional musician.

Choral scholars sing alongside the six lay clerks at all services sung by the Cathedral Choirs, as well as singing as members of the Cathedral Chamber Choir. Free singing tuition is offered throughout the year, normally with our visiting singing coach Patricia Rozario OBE. 

Choral Scholars are offered shared rent-free accommodation (inclusive of all utility costs) in the beautiful Cathedral Close and financial remuneration in the form of a termly scholarship (currently £2,000 per year). Additional fees are paid to choral scholars for singing at weddings, funerals and concerts, and typically choral scholars will supplement their income through additional work either at the Cathedral or elsewhere in the city.

The Master of Music is happy to hear prospective candidates informally at any time. Further questions and enquiries can be addressed to the  Music & Liturgy Administrator