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The Cambridge Choral Experience consists of two, one-day choral workshops for state-maintained school students in Years 7–11 and 12–13, and takes place at the end of June.

Participants work with Cambridge choral scholars to prepare four pieces in a soprano, alto, tenor and bass (SATB) choir for a performance in a Cambridge chapel, at the end of the course.

In between rehearsals, participants tour Cambridge Colleges, have lunch in a College, and attend talks on singing technique, life as a choral scholar, and applying to Cambridge.

The event, including lunch and refreshments, is entirely free of charge.

Dates for the 2019 Cambridge Choral Experience are:

  • Saturday, 22 June 2019, 9.30am-6pm (Years 7-10)
  • Sunday, 23 June 2019, 9.30am-6pm (Years 11-13)

To apply for this event, please complete the online application form.

For further details, please contact Catherine Groom, Co-ordinator of the Inter-Collegiate Choral Trials Scheme, and Director of Music at Fitzwilliam College ( 



Co-ordinator of the Inter-Collegiate Choral Awards Scheme:

Catherine Groom, Fitzwilliam College

Key Dates

  • 27 April 2019: Choral Awards Open Day
  • 15 February 2020: Choral Awards application deadline
  • 16-18 March 2020: Choral Trials