The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

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Welcome to our website.  I’m Stephen LaytonStephen Layton, the Director of Music at Trinity College Cambridge.  The purpose of these pages is to tell you a little more about Trinity College Choir: what’s involved in being a member, how to go about applying, what you’ll get out of it, and also to debunk a few of the myths that I’ve heard over the years about joining the College and the Choir.

Being a member of Trinity College Choir is one of the most exciting and rewarding things you can do in your time at Cambridge.  The Choir provides a wonderful social environment of friends from all different subjects and years.   You will sing some wonderful music, ranging from William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, maintaining the English choral tradition, through to premières of works, often written specially for the Choir, by composers around the world.


TCC members relaxing after a concert

You’ll receive free expert tuition from our world-class singing teachers and take part in concerts and recordings alongside some of the most highly-acclaimed professional musicians in the world.  Then, of course, there are the College Feasts which you will sing and dine at, and the free yearly tours to places such as Europe, North America, and Australia. 

Whether or not you intend to pursue a career in music after you graduate, after three years you’ll be an accomplished singer and performer, which I personally believe is something that will be with you for the rest of your life.


The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

There’s a wealth of information here, and on the rest of the website, so please click on the links above to find out more.  But if you find that you still have some questions, then I’d be very happy to meet you on an informal basis to discuss them with you and to hear you sing.

If you’d like to arrange a time to meet with me, please email

Stephen Layton


Christmas Oratorio recording


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