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The Cambridge Choral Experience gives students and teachers the opportunity to discover what life as a choral scholar at the University of Cambridge involves.

It 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.

Cambridge Choral Experience 2020 - *cancelled*

  • Saturday, 20 June 2020, 9.30am-6pm (Years 7-10)
  • Sunday, 21 June 2020, 9.30am-6pm (Years 11-13)

To apply for this event, please complete the online application form, which will be available here in due course.

For further details, please contact Caille Sugarman-Banaszak, Administrator of the Cambridge Choral Experience (


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

Key Dates

  • 15 February 2020: Choral Awards application deadline (2020 entry)
  • 16-18 March 2020: Choral Trials (2020 entry)
  • 25 April 2020: Choral Awards Open Day *cancelled*

Choral Open Day 2020

The Choral Open Day, due to take place on 25 April 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. We're sorry for the inconvenience.