Choir and Organist Recruitment
Male students who obtain admission to one of the colleges of Durham University may apply for a Choral Scholarship, which are offered by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral. Candidates are auditioned and interviewed by the Organists of the Cathedral and a member of the Cathedral Chapter.
In October 2013 there will be one Bass vacancy and one Counter-Tenor vacancy.
Further information and an application form can be found in the Choral Scholarship Information Pack. Applications should be made by 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd February 2013.
There are great singing opportunities at Durham Cathedral for girls and boys. Auditions are held for children aged between 7 and 9. All Choristers attend The Chorister School, where they receive a discounted education as boarding pupils. Further means tested financial support can be provided. For more information about the school, visit their website.
The next auditions will take place on Friday 1st March 2013. For more information and to book an audition, please telephone 0191 384 2935 or write to The Chorister School, Durham, DH1 3EL or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be found in the Chorister Leaflet.
Lay Clerk Vacancies
There are currently no vacancies.
Consort of Singers Vacancies
All are welcome to apply for auditions to join the Consort of Singers. Whilst previous experience of singing in a small choir is not a prerequisite, importance is attached to vocal ability and to first-class sight-reading. There is no remuneration; successful candidates will nevertheless be expected to commit themselves at the outset to attending all rehearsals and services.
This October, there will be vacancies for Sopranos, Tenors and Basses. Candidates wishing to audition should apply to the Cathedral Organist, James Lancelot, 6 The College, Durham DH1 3EQ or email email@example.com. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 9th October.