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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

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

Catherine Groom, Fitzwilliam College

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

Choral Open Day 2020

The next Choral Open Day will take place on 25 April 2020. Book now!

PDF icon Choral Open Day booking form

Booking deadline: 13 April 2020