Dr Martin Ennis

Director of Music


t. 01223 338946


Mr Gareth Wilson

Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Director of College Music


Choral Scholarship

Why would I want a Choral Scholarship at Girton?

• Girton offers an exciting programme of services, recordings, concerts and international tours. These are delivered to a high standard on a moderate time commitment, while maintaining a sense of fun. There is little sense of the routine which afflicts some Cambridge choirs.

• Girton College Chapel Choir has one of the most exciting touring schedules of all Cambridge choirs. Recent tour venues have included Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico, the US and Canada, as well as most of the main European countries.  In 2017 the choir will tour the Iberian peninsula.

• A choral scholarship at Girton will give you the opportunity to work alongside some of the leading professional musicians of the country (see the sections on Music Staff and Musicians in Residence). No other Cambridge college offers such a diverse range of experiences.

• It is perfectly possible to fit choir membership in with other activities. As such, Girton is a choir particularly suited to talented musicians who have chosen the more onerous Tripos subjects, such as Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

All Girton choir members receive perks within college such as invitations to feasts and dinners. The college is also very supportive of choir activities, as noted above.

Come and judge for yourself! You are always welcome at a Girton service or a rehearsal, and the Director of Chapel Music will be happy to meet you in advance of the application process and hear you sing.

For details of how to apply for a Choral Scholarship, see the Choral Awards section of the University website.