The gap-year choral scholarships at Hereford Cathedral (one each of countertenor, tenor and bass) run annually from 1 September to 31 August. The scholarships offer experience of singing daily in the cathedral choir alongside the six lay clerks (who are augmented by three assistant lay clerks at weekends), and they would thus particularly suit singers intending to go on to one of the major university choral foundations.

2017–18 scholarships available

Applications are now open for the 2017–18 choral scholarships. For details of the scholarships click here. Please note that the tenor and bass scholarships have now been filled.

Prospective applicants for choral scholarships are welcome to contact the Director of Music, Geraint Bowen, for an informal discussion on (01432) 374238 or, for any further information, please email him.

Former choral scholars are present or former students at King’s College, Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; Christ Church, Oxford; the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester and St Andrews; the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; and the Royal College of Music. Several are now working as freelance singers and two are lay clerks at Manchester Cathedral and Christ Church, Oxford.


The choral scholars of Hereford Cathedral

The choral scholars of Hereford Cathedral 2016–17
Clark Brydon (bass), Yeshurun Tanna (tenor) and Calum Daniels (countertenor)


The image at the head of this page is St Ethelberts House, where the music scholars live