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Choir of New College Oxford

Choristerships

Boy trebles have sung in New College Chapel since the college’s foundation in 1379.  The choir recruits boys aged between 7 and 13 from the local area, who attend New College School -  a day school near the college. As full members of the choir they sing services in chapel and perform in concerts and tours at home and abroad, as well as making recordings. They enjoy substantial bursaries at New College School, and the musical education they receive lasts a lifetime, almost invariably leading to music awards at their secondary schools.

Parents interested in choristerships are encouraged to contact the director, Robert Quinney. Auditions are held each January for boys in school Year 2 (aged between six and seven), for entry as probationers in Year 3. 

We are recruiting choristers for entry into the choir in September 2021. Auditions on Tuesday 12 January 2021 in New College School for boys now in year 2.

For more information, please download the PDF booklet on choristerships at the bottom of this page. If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the choir administrator: nancy-jane.rucker@new.ox.ac.uk.