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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 2021: Choral Awards application deadline 
  • March 2021: Choral Trials 

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.