In September, the college welcomed applicants for choral awards for entry in 2017 and 2018 (for deferred entry). Students from different parts of the country stayed in the college and got a feel for living in college, with some staying in the medieval cottages in the front quad, now some of the oldest inhabited buildings in Oxford.
On Tuesday evening, following the auditions, candidates took part in a sung compline in the college chapel, an office sung by the choral scholars each week during term time.
Choral scholarships at Worcester college offer free singing lessons, free meals after each service, a stipend of £200, as well as the opportunity to tour nationally and internationally, give concerts, and take part in recordings and broadcasts.
Entry to the choir is by audition through the central university choral award auditions. A further set of auditions is held each October at the start of the academic year.
At other times of the year, singers are encouraged to contact the Director of Chapel Music, Thomas Allery (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Choral services resume on October 9th.