The Chapel Choir

The all-male choir is one of only three college choirs of its kind in Cambridge. It is thought that boys may have sung in the Chapel from the foundation of the College in the fifteenth century, but in 1849 the Choir was re-endowed and provision was made for "six singing boys" to adorn the worship of the newly-restored Chapel. The College does not maintain a choir school, but instead recruits choristers from a wide range of local schools.

The Chapel Choir sings for two of the four Choral Evensongs each week, and also participates in services, events and concerts outside of the usual weekly routine. Recent performances have taken the full Choir to the Abbaye de Solesmes, France and the Nicolaikirche in Leipzig. In May 2014, the choristers toured to Basel, Switzerland, as part of a major festival dedicated to youth choral music. In 2008, 2010 and 2012, the trebles collaborated with the Choir of King’s College and the Academy of Ancient Music for performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. In June 2016 they performed in the Rencontres Internationales de Choeurs d'Hommes in Geneva.