Truro Cathedral Choir

For many musically gifted boys, being a chorister is a life-changing experience. With international concert tours, live television and radio broadcasts and regular CD recordings, it offers the unique opportunity to take part in a truly world-class event almost every day. The choir’s excellence is achieved through the sustained dedication and commitment of all its members.

At the heart of the choir’s duties are its six sung services each week during term time. In addition, there are special events such as the popular service of Nine Lessons and Carols devised by the first Bishop of Truro, Bishop Benson, for use in the Cathedral in 1880.

All 18 boy choristers are all educated at Polwhele House where they receive scholarships from the Cathedral. These scholarships are towards the school’s fees and can be supplemented by a means-tested additional bursary.

For more details please download: “Could your son be a chorister?”

You can see a short film about the day in the life of a chorister below.


Nine Lessons procession

                                    The reconstruction of the 1880 Nine Lessons with Carols

choir and organ



            The recent live broadcast of
      Choral Evensong for BBC Radio 3