Cambridge Choral Academy
Cambridge Choral Academy offers the chance to experience the rich choral life of Cambridge from the inside.
Sing in world famous college chapels and immerse yourself in the life of this iconic choral capital.
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Cambridge is without doubt one of the choral capitals of the world. Home to choirs of international repute, chapels with sumptuous acoustics, and a wealth of musical expertise, Cambridge offers a unique environment for choral singing.
We welcome adult singers from anywhere in the world with a passion for choral music, for a boutique experience in the heart of Cambridge. Stay in one of the historic colleges, sing in college chapels under the direction of experienced choral directors from the Oxbridge tradition, and enjoy complementary cultural and educational talks and visits. Our repertoire spans early music, chant and Tudor music right through to living choral composers. It’s also a chance to join a community of like-minded friends founded on a love for choral music – or to get together with existing singing friends for some quality time away. Good music, good food and wine, and good company!
28 July – 4 August 2023 at St Catharine’s College
Our summer academy courses are a very special, week-long immersion in Cambridge choral life, singing in a range of college chapels under different directors. We’ll enjoy beautiful Evensongs and tranquil Complines with a repertoire of exquisite music spanning chant, psalmody, renaissance polyphony, luminous masterpieces of the 20th century and choral music from living composers. A week in Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without tasting wines from the college cellars, punting and a pint in the famous Eagle pub… join us?
8-10 April 2022 at Corpus Christ College
Our Singing Retreats offer the chance to spend a nurturing weekend in a Cambridge college, singing, relaxing, learning and meeting new friends in the glorious surroundings of the chapels and gardens. Great music, great food and great company await you!
Experience this extraordinary world from the inside…
We will be seeking to create a balanced chamber choir. Applicants should be experienced choral singers with good note-reading ability. Applications should be supported by a referee (e.g. your choral director or singing teacher) and statement of experience.
A limited number of scholarships are available.
There’s something so magical about singing in a Cambridge college chapel, steeped in all the history of that community…
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