Choral Scholarships at Trinity
The primary duty of a Choral Scholar during term is to sing at the three services of Choral Evensong that take place each week, together with occasional special services. Music of all eras is sung and, in recent years, the Choir has collaborated with a number of contemporary composers and given several world premiere performances. All choral services are > webcast live from the Chapel and available to listen again.
Outside term, the Choir enjoys a programme of high-profile performances and recordings, regularly working with top orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the City of London Sinfonia, and with leading professional soloists.
Although Choral Scholars must balance this commitment with their own degree, they invariably find time to pursue other activities. Choir members can be found directing plays, playing sports, performing in operas or close harmony groups, giving solo recitals and much more besides. Trinity has a thriving College music scene and excellent music facilities – Trinity College Music Society organises around 30 concerts a term. After graduating, many Trinity Choral Scholars go on to high-profile careers in music.
The Choir is socially rich and diverse, partly due to the range of academic subjects read by Choral Scholars – Music, Maths, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Law, Theology, English, Classics, Modern & Medieval Languages – and also influenced by the participation of UK and international postgraduate students.
Choral Scholarship benefits
In addition to their annual scholarship of £100, Choral Scholars receive:
- Free singing lessons with our experienced and highly-respected > teachers;
- Three free dinners a week in Hall and six annual feasts;
- Annual > tours at no cost to the individual Choral Scholar;
- Accommodation, food and travel expenses for Choir projects outside term;
- Electronic pianos for use in own individual room;
- Access to College funds for personal instrumental lessons;
- Access to subsidised Yoga sessions in College.