Join the gentlemen
We relish being part of a choral tradition that has died out in so many churches. Our repertoire is wide, ranging from Tudor motets through classics of the English cathedral repertoire by Stanford, Parry and Elgar, to French organ masses and works from the present day. Singing is complemented by a range of social activities, such as the annual Epiphany Supper, quiz nights, skittles evenings and end-of-term dinners, not to mention drinks after the weekly choir practice at one of the local pubs.
We are looking for part-time deputies for all voice parts (alto, tenor and bass) and a full-time second bass position.
You must be a solid sight-reader, ideally with collegiate or cathedral experience or a similar foundation.
An audition will be held, where it is expected that you come prepared with a piece to sing and take a sight-reading test.
Romsey Abbey operates a Child Protection policy and all members of the Abbey community who deal regularly with choristers and other children – clergy, members of staff and choir parents, as well as gentlemen in the choir – are vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau).