Current Vacancies

Vacancies for Countertenor, Tenor and Bass Scholars

Posts run from September 2018 and includes free housing in the beautiful mediaeval Vicars’ Close with a generous scholarship, extra fees package, and funding for singing lessons. Opportunities for work at Wells Cathedral School may be available.

Applications are welcome from experienced gap-year students or graduates.

Closing date for applications: Friday 15 September 2017

Auditions: Monday 25 September 2017

Download CATHEDRAL-APPLICATION-FORMApplication Pack for Choral Scholars Sept 2018 and EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES MONITORING FORM here.

For full details please contact: Mr Matthew Owens, Organist and Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE

Telephone: 01749 674483 or email: musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net

Unique opportunity for boys to train as choristers at Wells Cathedral!

The internationally renowned Wells Cathedral Choir is looking for boys in current school years 3 and 4 to become choristers from September 2017. The choir has a long, impressive history, having been formed over 1,100 years ago before the current medieval Cathedral was built! Boy choristers have sung at Wells since 909, with the girls’ choir being introduced relatively recently in only 1994. In 2011 the choir an international jury from Gramophone Magazine voted Wells Cathedral Choir the greatest choir with children in the world, and the sixth greatest overall. The choir’s principal and most important responsibility is singing the services at the Cathedral. All choristers are educated at Wells Cathedral School, for which scholarships and additional bursaries are available to assist with fees. Wells Cathedral School is one of the oldest schools in Europe, having been formed in 909 as a school for the Cathedral’s boy choristers. It is now one of the finest specialist musical schools in the country, and provides a first class academic education within its beautiful historic backdrop. For more information and to arrange an informal audition, please telephone 01749 834213 or e-mail admissions@wells-cathedral-school.com

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Choristers

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Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, is always pleased to hear from parents of prospective choristers.

Scholarships and additional bursaries for Wells Cathedral School, which all choristers attend, are available.

For more information, please telephone 01749 834213 or 01749 674483 or email musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net

“one of the most impressive of today’s British cathedral choirs” in “world-class form” Gramophone Magazine

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