A Chorister is an enthusiastic boy or girl typically aged between 8 – 14 that has been specially trained to sing in a Choir performing sacred classical music in the Anglican choral tradition.
Our flagship chorister scholarship programme supports gifted and talented children to develop their musical spark with choral excellence. Children have an extended school day and receive daily training, rehearsals and music theory tuition as well as singing lessons (also during the school day).
We offer 24 children from our diverse inner-city community:-
Research from the Education Endowment Foundation (Arts Participation 2021) has found music can build Children's character and personal development, boost confidence and can accelerate academic progress in reading, writing and mathematics by up to three additional months.
Our programme is ran in partnership with St Mary's Primary CofE Academy, part of Fioretti Trust and St Michael's Primary CofE Academy, part of Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust and all choristers attend either school. If your child attends these schools and you believe they would be interested in auditioning for a scholarship, please contact our Director of Music (Khadeem Duncan-Banerjee) for an exploratory conversation via DoM@handsworthstmary.org