Choral scholarships

We offer six choral scholarships to counter-tenor, tenor and bass singers who are keen to gain experience of singing in a Cathedral choir of a professional standard.

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 or undertake a university choral scholarship.

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) 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 in the Cathedral, and it is expected that choral scholars will supplement their income through additional work either at the Cathedral or elsewhere in the city.

Auditions for scholarships commencing at the start of the next academic year normally take place in October, but we welcome enquiries at any time. If you are interested in applying please contact our Music & Liturgy Administrator