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We are currently recruiting Choral Scholars to join our highly skilled and internationally renowned choir. There will be vacancies for tenor and alto scholarships. The Choral Scholarships offer an unrivalled opportunity for student singers to experience singing daily in one of Europe’s largest Gothic cathedrals, working alongside professional musicians and learning a wide range of church music performed to the highest standards.

Robert Sharpe, Director of Music and Liturgy, writes:

Thank you for your interest in a Choral Scholarship with York Minster Choir.  The choir is known for its friendly teamwork, and you would be joining three other Choral Scholars and eight Vicars Choral (full time professional singers).  The choir sings eight services each week in term time, so there is the opportunity to get to know an abundance of choral music from across all periods including many new commissions.  A good standard of sight-reading is essential, and you will find that you are able to further develop this skill quickly.  Plans are underway for a European tour in 2025 and there is usually a recording made each year in January/February.  If you have any questions about being a Choral Scholar, please do get in touch via music@yorkminster.org.

The post is initially offered for one year and may be renewed for a further year.

The salary is £7,721.33 per annum, which is calculated based on the commitment equating to 12 hours per week (term time). A fee of £144.70 paid in monthly instalments has been agreed in respect of live streaming.

For more information and to apply please download an Application Pack and download and complete an Application Form, Confidential Declaration Form and an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form. Please send all completed forms to jobs@yorkminster.org

Completed forms should arrive no later than 9am on Friday 26 April 2024. Interviews and auditions will take place on Thursday 9 May 2024.

Please note this role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at Enhanced level.

If you require any of the above forms in a Word document format, please email jobs@yorkminster.org

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CV’s as part of our application process, we ask that all applicants please complete the provided application form. 

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