Choral and Organ Scholars

Alongside the sixteen Choristers, the Choir today comprises fourteen Choral Scholars, all reading for degrees in a variety of subjects, and two organ scholars.

Choral Scholars

The lower voices of King's College Choir are made up entirely of undergraduate singers at the College known as Choral Scholars. Despite the Choir’s renown, its Choral Scholars come from many different backgrounds, and it is always worth making an enquiry or application, whatever you (or your school!) think of your own ability.

If you are a good singer and you would like to study at King's you may be eligible for a Choral Award with the Choir or King's Voices.
What can you expect from your time as a Choral Scholar at King's? Find out more about some of things you'll be involved with.

Organ Scholars

The Organ Scholars at King’s are undergraduate students at the College who have a range of roles and responsibilities in assisting the Director of Music. Principally these involve playing for choral services in the Chapel, but the Organ Scholars help too with the training of the choristers and probationers, as well as rehearsing and conducting the full choir from time to time.

If you are an organist of a high standard and you want to study at King's you may be eligible for a scholarship award.
Our Organ Scholars are undergraduate students at the College who have a range of roles in assisting the Director of Music.

Choir News

Former Choral Scholar becomes LPO Principal Conductor

Edward Gardner has been announced as the new Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sir Stephen Cleobury presented with prestigious new choral award

Sir Stephen has been awarded the inaugural "Lifetime Achievement in Choral Music" Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Choirs join forces for historic Evensong

The choirs of King's and St John's to sing their annual joint Evensong, to be Stephen Cleobury's last.