The ‘back row’ of the choir comprising the adult singers is a lively, sociable group, where strong lifelong friendships are formed during the many musical activities undertaken by the choir. Experience with performing music by great composers with an outstanding choir directed by Christopher Gray can be invaluable when embarking on a musical career.
Choral scholarships were first set up at Truro Cathedral in 1995, a programme which offers five places each year to young altos, tenors and basses pre or post-university. In addition to a scholarship stipend, accommodation is provided for the scholars who join the lay vicars to provide the alto, tenor and bass parts of Truro Cathedral Choir. Both men and women apply for our alto scholarships
Many choral scholars join Truro Cathedral for their ‘gap’ year between school and university or Music College. Many of our choral scholars have gone on to be members of top choirs at leading universities such as Cambridge and Oxford, and, are now in careers as professional musicians. So far our choral scholars have been recruited not only from Britain but also from Holland, South Africa and the USA.
Choral scholars have a busy schedule of recordings, broadcasts, services and performances with orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and City of London Sinfonia.
For anyone thinking about becoming choral scholar; the 2021-2022 choral scholar places are now filled, however the music department will be pleased to speak to anyone thinking of applying for September 2022 entry. Please email the director of music email@example.com who will be happy to advise.