The Boys’ Choir
Worcester is unique amongst the Oxford colleges in maintaining two choirs of equal status. During a period when most Oxbridge colleges abolished the established tradition of boy choristers in favour of mixed voices, Worcester opted to retain boy trebles who are drawn from the day boys of Christ Church Cathedral School.
The Boys’ Choir sings two services per week in the College Chapel, and is made up of a treble line of boy choristers and alto, tenor, and bass Choral Scholars. Worcester College is proud to provide an educational opportunity to boys between the ages of 7 and 13.
The trebles attend Christ Church Cathedral School and benefit from a broad musical training as part of their duties. They rehearse in the morning before school on three days per week as well as before services in the chapel, where they join with the Choral Scholars.
The choir sings at choral evensong on Tuesday and Sunday during the University Term time, as well as at concerts and evensongs in Cathedrals.
The choir has undertaken regular tours, both at home and abroad, including recent trips to Rome, Germany and Southwell Minster. The trebles can also be heard on CD recordings.
Choristers at Worcester College enjoy being part of the chapel community, and working with the Undergraduate Organ Scholars and Director of Music, whilst singing a variety of repertoire.