Since its foundation in 1352, St George’s has been a Choir School and home to boy choristers who sing in the choir of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. This musical tradition is as vibrant and important today as it ever was and the choristers, although only small in number in our school community, fulfil a vital role in the daily life of the school and the college.
Up to 23 choristers, some of whom may already be pupils at the school, are normally appointed between the ages of 7 and 9 after an audition. In addition to the excellent musical grounding that they receive from the Chapel Director of Music, the Assistant Director of Music and Organ Scholar, they receive regular singing lessons with the renowned teacher, Anita Morrison. Within the School, choristers also take music theory lessons and learn to play at least two instruments.
The choristers live in the School’s boarding house from Sunday morning to Friday evening, rehearsing every morning and singing in services on most days as well as on special occasions such as Garter Day.
A choristership is an intense but a rewarding and enjoyable experience which gives the boys confidence, poise and the ability to work in a team.
See for yourself what it’s like to sing and live at St George’s:
What’s it like to be a Chorister at the world famous St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle? Two of the team discuss the best things about singing at Windsor.
The Windsor team explain what’s on offer as a chorister – how it is full-on fun and games and learning and singing. There’s a lot to do, so you’ll never be bored at St George’s!
Rt Rev David Conner is the senior clergyman at St George’s Chapel – he explains the importance and value of being a chorister, and how the tradition and training offer great life-long opportunities.
Please direct all chorister enquiries to the the Chapel Music Administrator, Francesca Alden – email:
Their behaviour is exemplary and they thrive in the nurturing atmosphere.ISI 2016