Choir and Music

Music this term

The current music list can be downloaded here.

About the choir

'...a stunning performance...' E-Luminate Trail of Light 2015

'... an incredible sound...' Canterbury Cathedral

The Peterhouse Chapel Choir is a friendly and diverse group drawn from the undergraduate body of the College and beyond. The Choir consists of about sixteen selectively chosen mixed voices who receive exhibitions or scholarships; for more information about choral and organ awards, please contact our new Director of Music, Dr Simon Jackson.

While the time commitment is relatively low, the Choir's musical standards are consistently high. Because the Choir is relatively small, for singers it represents an unparalleled opportunity to play a vital role in a tight-knit ensemble. Many go on to cathedral choral scholarships or postgraduate vocal studies.

Choral Evensong is sung twice weekly during Full Term, on Wednesdays (at 6.30pm, Michalemas and Lent Term only) and Sundays (at 6pm). Choral Eucharist is sung once a term at a 6pm service of Corporate Communion. The Choir also sings grace in hall for the four annual College Feasts.

The Choir tours regularly to some of the finest destinations in Europe and beyond. Recently, tours have flown the Choir to such contrasting destinations as Edinburgh, Venice, Latvia, Tuscany, Provence, Andalucia and Iceland. All such trips are generously subsidised by the College, which is extremely supportive towards the Choir and Organ Scholars.

Members of the Choir receive singing lessons from Ian Kennedy and Nigel Wickens.

You can follow the choir on Twitter: @PeterhouseChoir.