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What's involved?

Each choir has its own schedule, with weekly commitments ranging from one service to seven services, plus their associated rehearsals. Many choirs operate touring and recording schedules out of Full Term. For information on these, please consult individual Directors of Music. For a chart of the Colleges' normal rehearsal and service schedules, please see PDF icon The Collegiate and Chapel Choirs at Cambridge.

What vacancies are there?

Most College choirs have vacancies in all voice parts every year. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the Director(s) of Music at individual Colleges.

Which Colleges have Choral Awards?

You can apply for a Choral Award at a number of Colleges, which you will list in an order of preference on your Choral Award Application Form. However, your first-preference College will be the College which has offered you an academic place.

The following Colleges offer Choral Awards through the inter-collegiate competition (called Choral Trials) held in March. If you wish to be considered for one of these Choral Awards you must submit a Choral Award Application Form by 15 February. 

The following Colleges do not offer Choral Awards through the inter-collegiate competition, but do offer Choral Awards to their students. See the relevant College website for details. 

The following Colleges do not offer any Choral Awards.


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

Key Dates

  • 15 February 2021: Choral Awards application deadline 
  • 1 March 2021: Deadline for submission of references
  • 10 March 2021: Deadline for submission of pre-recorded piece for Choral Trials
  • 22-24 March 2021: Choral Trials (online)
  • 24 April 2021: Choral Open Day (online) for 2022 entry
  • 15 February 2022 - Deadline for Choral Award applications
  • 25 February 2022 - Deadline for receipt of Choral Award references
  • 23 April 2022 - Choral Awards Open Day