Choir House (ages 8-13)

2014_Canterbury CathedralThe Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral board in the Choir House, a charming and historic building situated in the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral.  The House is run by a team of resident staff, including Houseparents, Matron and tutor, and they are supported by two visiting tutors.

Probationers can weekly board but once the boys graduate to the XVI boarding becomes full time.

The boy Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral are educated at St Edmund’s Junior School and cared for in their boarding house by St Edmund’s staff.  Throughout their time at the school they follow a conventional academic education and they make excellent use of the school’s music facilities.   Most choristers learn two musical instruments and take voice coaching as well as lessons in the Theory of Music.

Voice trials will be held on Saturday 9 November 2019. For more information about voice trials and how to apply, please contact the Master of Choristers


The Ouseley Trust is a registered charity set up to promote and maintain to a high standard the choral services of the Church of England, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland. It does this by making grants to cathedrals, choral foundations, parish churches, choir schools and other relevant institutions.

Live from Canterbury Cathedral – The Choristers featured in the BBC Radio 3 live Service on the Feast of St Matthew the Apostle on 21st September.  It was a delight to listen to and can be heard again by clicking here.