St John’s Choral Scholars is an ensemble of student and graduate singers of the London conservatoires and universities. The scholars are appointed by the church to sing at the parish Mass on Sundays, as well as at Festivals and Holy Days during the academic year: All Souls’, Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.
The Scholars sing a repertoire spanning from Bach, Mozart and Rossini to Bruckner, Rheinberger and Brahms; they also perform works by composers of both modern and contemporary ages, as well as exploring sounds of medieval modality and Gregorian Chant.
The Scholars traditionally perform the closing concert at the Music at the Heart of Fulham arts series hosted by the church each autumn and summer. They also take part in concerts, recitals, local events, and tours in Europe and the UK.
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For more information, email the Director of Music
Robert Presley Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to a member of St John's Church Schola Cantorum (the professional singers at our main Sunday Mass). The fund has been established as a Living Memorial to Robert Presley, a much-loved member of the St John's Schola, and is awarded to a singer whose voice and passion for music reflects all that Robert brought to our community.
The Children Choir is formed of young people aged 7-13 years, founded both to provide a breadth of singing voices in worship, and in line with the church’s commitment to support the development of music in the community.
The children’s choir provides solid musical training for young people. Together, the children learn the fundamentals of singing, reading music and singing in harmony. They also gain the experience of singing alongside our professionally trained Choral Scholars. Singing in a choir enables young people to strengthen key life-skills: building confidence, commitment, team working, and self-discipline. Life in the choir is thus challenging, rewarding, and exciting.
The choir is led by the Director of Music and rehearses every Sunday in term time, from 12-1:15 pm. Currently, the Children’s Choir takes part in one Parish Mass a term, and joins the Choral Scholars for Christmas and Easter Services and Summer concerts.