Choristers

The St John's choristers have a rich, warm quality which never suppresses the individual voices.

Fiona Maddocks at The Observer

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

The Choristers at St John's continue a long line of children who have been singing services in the Chapel for hundreds of years. In addition to these, they enjoy an exciting schedule of recordings, broadcasts, foreign tours and concerts as part of this Gramophone Award-winning Choir, known for its expressive and mature singing. As well as travelling all over the world and singing to millions of people live on radio, the Choristers meet and sing to a number of celebrities – in the past couple of years they have met Dr Bill Gates, the Dalai Lama, Sir Trevor Nunn, HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Sir Colin Davis and former England Rugby Captain, Rob Andrew (also a former boy at the school).

The Choristers are educated at St John's College School on the far side of the College grounds. As well as attending the Tatler Prep School of the Year Award-winning school, they receive an unsurpassed musical education from College Director of Music, Andrew Nethsingha, and School Director of Music, Simon Kirk, often winning top academic and music scholarships to some of the country's most prestigious schools. See our Alumni page for examples of successful former Choristers.

If you would like to know more about singing with the Choir, please visit our Becoming a Chorister page.

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