Organ Scholar & Choral Scholars 2018

Organ Scholar and Choral Scholars for 2018

The successful Scholar will start on 1 September 2018

Gloucester Cathedral Organ Scholarship

The Dean & Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral annually seek to appoint an organ scholar for each academic year. He/She will play a key role in the Cathedral music department, working closely with Adrian Partington (Director of Music), Jonathan Hope (Assistant Director of Music), Nia Llewelyn Jones (Singing Development Leader) and Helen Sims (Music Department Manager). The organ scholarship is open to recent graduates or to gap-year applicants of exceptional ability. 

Organ Scholar Job Description

Organ Scholar Application Form

Applications will need to be received by noon on Friday 15 September 2017

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 10 October 2017


Gloucester Cathedral Choral Scholarships

The successful Scholars will start on 1 September 2018

Gloucester Cathedral Choir was founded by King Henry VIII in 1545. Before that, the Cathedral was a monastic Church, with music being provided by monks. Boy choristers only sang on the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Choir consists of twenty boys, nine lay clerks and three choral scholars. The choristers attend the King’s School, where they receive generous scholarships. The Choir takes a major part in the renowned annual Three Choirs Festival, the world’s oldest Music Festival, dating back to 1715. This is held in Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford in rotation. In August 2017 the Three Choirs Festival will be held in Worcester. Gloucester is situated within an hour’s travelling distance of Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Stratford, Cheltenham and Cardiff.

Applications will need to be received by noon on Friday 15 September 2017.

Auditions will be held on Friday 6 October 2017

Choral Scholar Job Description

Choral Scholar Application Form


Interested applicants should complete the application form and return it to Alice Clark, HR Advisor, either by email ( or by post to Church House, Diocese of Gloucester, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY.   


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