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Admissions

We welcome enquiries all the year round. If you are at all interested in finding out more, why not get in touch? 

 

Boys start at the Choir School in Year 4 when they are eight, so a good time to get in touch is in Year 2 or 3, but even if you have missed the boat, it is still worth contacting us since, for the right candidate, we can often make a space available.

The first point of contact is Evelyn Neophytou in the Choir School office (email: ADMISSIONS or telephone: 020 7654 4918).  She will be happy to talk to interested parents and steer you in the right direction. We would always encourage prospective candidates to attend a Chorister Experience event to give them a feel for what it might be like to be a chorister here.

 

For those who decide that they would like to make a preliminary application the steps are usually as follows:

  • An informal brief audition with the Organist and Master of Choristers

  • An invitation to attend a choral service at the Abbey sitting close to the choir so that boys can gain a feel for what it might be like to be a chorister

  • A visit to the school involving a slightly longer audition, some simple academic tests and some time spent in class. See also What to expect on the Assessment day

  • An opportunity for parents to visit the school, to meet the headmaster and discuss with him at some length whether or not this might be a suitable environment for their son

  • The formal offer of a place

 

 

We very much take things a step at a time.  If you are at all interested in finding out more, why not ring Mrs Neophytou for a chat without any sort of commitment?  She will be pleased to hear from you.

 

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Chorister quote

"Being a chorister at the Abbey not only taught me to manage my time really effectively but also to aspire to the highest professional standards. I cannot thank my parents enough for giving me that opportunity."


A FORMER ABBEY CHORISTER