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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 ( 


Key Dates

  • 15 February 2019: Choral Trials application deadline
  • 18 - 20 March 2019: Choral Trials
  • 27 April 2019 Choral Awards Open Day


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

Catherine Groom, Fitzwilliam College

Choral Open Day 2019

The Choral Open Day takes place on 27 April 2019.

PDF icon Choral Open Day booking form
MS Word icon Choral Open Day booking form

Booking deadline: 15 April