In this section you can find out more about how to become a member of the Choir of St John's College.

The Choir comprises Choristers (boys and girls aged 8 to 13 who sing the top line) and Choral Scholars (undergraduate students who sing the alto, tenor and bass lines).

There are also two Organ Scholars, also students at the College, who play for services and rehearsals and help the Director of Music rehearse the Choir.

Choristers at St John's

Our Choristers are part of a centuries-old tradition with a vibrant modern present, achieving the highest musical standards in addition to studying at the award-winning St John's College School

Choral Scholars at St John's

Apply to join our team of alto, tenor and bass Choral Scholars - all of whom are students at Cambridge

Organ Scholars at St John's

Our Organ Scholars fulfil a vital role in the choir, accompanying and occasionally leadings services as well as assisting in training the choristers. Many going on to pursue high profile musical careers

St John’s Voices

St John's College is also home to our sister choir, St John's Voices. Founded in 2013, 'SJV' is the College's mixed-voice choir that is open to all students at St John's, as well as volunteers from the wider City and University community. The choir is directed by Graham Walker, a former chorister and choral scholar of the College Choir.

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