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Music at the Heart of Fulham

THE Robert Presley Choral Scholarship Programme offers a unique opportunity on the London scene to develop a high standard of ensemble singing in a lively, stimulating, and supportive environment.

In 2013, the first scholarship was set up in Robert Presley's name, as a living memorial. Every year, a number of Presley Scholarships are awarded to our best-auditioning applicants. Together, they form the Choral Scholars of St John's Church, Fulham,  an ensemble of eight singers, usually students and graduates of London's conservatoires and universities.

We look for people passionate about a wide range of repertoire (both sacred and secular), excellent musicians, and natural team workers.


Ideal candidates will be confident sight-readers with some experience of choral singing and a good sense of humour; experience of church music is useful but not essential.


We welcome applications from students in Higher Education, recent graduates, young professionals.

SJ Schola Cantorum at St Peter's Basilica in Rome

The Choral Scholar

in St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, 

December 2022

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 Robert Presley

Courtesy of Andrew Robinson

Regular Schedule

Wednesdays: Choir Rehearsal 6:30-8:30 PM

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month: Choir Rehearsal 9:15 AM; Sung Mass 10:30 AM


4th Sunday of the month: Choir Rehearsal 4:30 PM; Evensong 6 PM.


The Scholars also sing at some major Church's festivals, including All Souls’; Advent Carols; Christmas Carols; Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.


Additionally, there are 3 recording projects and 1 choir tour every year.



The Choral Scholars receive a scholarship of £2,000.00 per year, plus additional fees for extra services.

How to apply 

All prospective scholars should send their CV and a short letter of application to the Director of Music on 

Our Director of Music is always happy to informally discuss the nature and the details of the Scholarship prior to the interview.

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