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. Choristerships at New College provides a useful introduction to the life of a chorister. Each summer the choir holds an annual Open Day which acts as an information fair for potential choristers; informal enquires are also always welcome via the chapel administrator.
Auditions are held each January for boys in school Year 2 (aged between six and seven), for entry as probationers in Year 3.