Cambridge Choral Academy

Experience this extraordinary world from the inside...

Cambridge Choral Academy

 Choral courses for adults: our residential choral summer schools and weekend Singing Retreats
offer a singing holiday with a difference.

Cambridge Choral Academy singing courses are a chance to experience the rich choral life of Cambridge from the inside. Staying in beautiful Cambridge colleges and singing in glorious historic chapels, we invite you to join us for an enriching combination of singing workshops, music education and vocal health sessions, and warm camaraderie. We welcome singers from all over the world to sing Evensong and Compline services under world class choral directors, to tap into the expertise of leading musical academics and to immerse yourself in the life of this iconic choral capital.

Cambridge is home to choirs of international repute, chapels with sumptuous acoustics, and a wealth of musical expertise – a unique environment for choral singing. If you have a passion for choral music, why not join us for a boutique singing experience in the heart of Cambridge, including complementary cultural and educational talks and visits.  Our repertoire spans early music, chant and Tudor music right through to living choral composers. 

Cambridge Choral Academy is 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!

Choral Summer Schools

 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?

Singing Retreats

8-10 April 2022 at Corpus Christ College

16-18 September 2022 at St Catharine’s 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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