St John’s Schola Cantorum is an ensemble of 6-8 Choral Scholars – many of whom are music college students or graduates – appointed by the church to sing at the 10:30 Sunday Mass throughout the academic year.
In addition, they sing at all the major festivals of the church, including All Souls’, Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter, as well as performing a number of solo and choral recitals every term. The Scholars traditionally perform the closing concert of Music at the Heart of Fulham, a series of art, music and poetry hosted by St John’s every autumn and spring; they also go on tour in the UK or abroad every year, and partake in concerts and events organised for the local community by various institutions and charities.
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St John’s Children Choir is formed of choristers aged 7-13-year-olds, and it was founded with the aim of providing solid musical training for young singers. The choir is led by the Director of Music, and it rehearses every Sunday during term time, from 12-1:15 pm. Together, the children learn the fundamentals of choral singing, reading music and singing in harmony, as well as experiencing singing with professional singers, such as our guest Cantors, and the Choral Scholars.
Singing in a choir also enables children to strengthen important life skills: team working, leadership, cooperation, and confidence building; learning sight-reading among its benefits are the development of mental skills such as reading and mathematics, through music The Junior Choir takes part in one Parish Mass a term, as well as Christmas, Easter and Summer events.