Chelmsford Cathedral
Choral and Organ Scholarships

We are cuirrently recruiting for Organ Scholars and Choral Scholars for 2021-2022.

The deadline to apply for a Choral Scholarship is October 30th, and the deadline to apply for an Organ Scholarship is October 22nd. Find out more below.


The Graham Rogers Organ Scholarship

The Organ Scholarship, which is awarded annually and named for a benefactor of the Cathedral's music, offers a unique learning opportunity for a gap year or post-graduate student to gain experience as a cathedral organist, working as part of a dedicated and supportive music team in a cathedral serving one of England’s largest Anglican dioceses. It is normally offered for a period of one year and is currently worth £4500 with free accommodation provided in a shared house.

Recent Organ Scholars have gone on to further scholarships or assistantships at other cathedrals and universities including Christ Church Oxford, Norwich, Newcastle, Wells and St Edmundsbury Cathedrals.

For details on how to apply for our organ scholarship, please click here.

Choral Scholarships

A Choral Scholarship is normally offered for a period of one year and is currently worth £3500 with accommodation provided in a shared house; singing lessons to the value of £750 are provided by the resident singing teacher, Colin Baldy. Choral scholars are encouraged to take part in the wider life of the Cathedral; from time to time, the choral scholars sing at weddings, funerals and other extra services. There are also opportunities for being involved in music within the city and wider area. Past choral scholars have sung with the Chelmsford Singers, a mixed-voice choir with strong links to the Cathedral. Others have managed successfully to combine scholarships at St Martin-in-the-Fields with their position at Chelmsford Cathedral, have taken on part-time employment, or are engaged in further study.

For details on how to apply for our choral scholarships, please click here.

Applications for the next academic year are welcome. For more information contact the Music and Liturgy Assistant on 01245 294481 or email

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