Cathedral Choristers

It is likely that there has been a Choir at Rochester Cathedral since its foundation in 604 AD and, each year, our talented Choristers continue the privilege of enjoying a wonderful, fulfilling experience which they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

Boy Cathedral Choristers

The Boy Choristers at Rochester Cathedral, aged 8 to 13, are educated at King's Preparatory School and receive a Chorister Choaral Music Scholarship  which includes 30% remission on fees. The Chorister Music Scholarship ceases at 13+ and those wishing to pursue a Music Scholarship in the Senior School will need to have achieved an appropriate standard on an orchestral instrument and in the theory of music.

Girl Cathedral Choristers 

Chorister Choral Music Scholarships are awarded to girls aged 11-15 who are educated at King's Preparatory School. They are awarded a 15% remission on fees. The Chorister Music Scholarshop ceases at 15+.

Voice trials for potential Cathedral Choristers are held by appointment for boys who will be 8+ on entry and girls who will be 10+ on entry. Those recommended by Rochester Cathedral’s Director of Music are assessed academically for admission to the School and interviewed with their parents by the Preparatory School Headmaster and the Canon Precentor of the Cathedral.

For further information about the audition process, please call our Registrar, Mrs Susan Webb on 01634 888590 or email admissions@kings-rochester.co.uk. Further information on our Preparatory School and Scholarships can be downloaded in the Downloads section on this page.

To register your child’s interest, please complete the Registration Form and post to the Registrar, Mrs Susan Webb at Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, ME1 1TE with a non-refundable cheque for £100 made payable to King's School Rochester.