St Paul’s Cathedral Choir
Trinity has enjoyed an association with the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir since 1929, when thirty-eight choristers joined Trinity on full scholarships. Since then, the tradition has continued with prospective boy choristers recruited from Trinity.
Entrance to the Choir is via a musical test at the Cathedral. The quality of a treble voice or their ability to read music is not important, as these skills are developed as part of the Choir education. Rather, boys are expected to have a musical ear and a good sense of rhythm. After passing the musical test, they have an opportunity to meet the Dean or the Precentor and begin a probationary period. At the end of that period, they will be formally admitted to the Choir and offered a vocal scholarship. The Cathedral Scholarship enables boys to pursue their vocal or instrumental training. Over the years, many have continued to sing in the Altos, Tenors or Basses once their voice changes.
Members of the Cathedral Choir play an active part in Trinity’s outstanding music program. In addition to the honour, choristers reap the reward of intellectual discipline that provides a firm foundation for academic success. Boys make new friends and develop responsibility, leadership, teamwork and time management. They develop an awareness of adult professional standards and of glorious music, words and architecture.