Are you musical? Would you like to share your gift and earn money at the same time? If so, we would love to have you join the Greyfriars Kirk Choir, or play the organ at our services.

So what does it mean to be a part of the Greyfriars Kirk Choir, and how can you get involved and apply for a Choral Scholarship? Take a look at the outline below!

Greyfriars Kirk has a very strong musical tradition. Music plays a prominent part in our main 11.00 am service. With its famous Peter Collins Organ (1990), the choir accompanies it on Sunday, and for other services throughout the year.

Role

We sing introits, anthems and communion motets, as well as leading the congregation in the hymn singing.

Practise

The choir rehearses every Sunday at 10.00am and has a practice on a Thursday at 7.30pm approximately once a month.

Choral Awards

Choral awards are available each term, nominally one for each of the four voice parts, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass, for those who will commit to regularly attending the choir.  This remuneration will be paid at the end of each term.  Awards are open to all university students and also people of any age who are currently studying singing or a musical instrument. The award is for £25 per service, up to a maximum of £650 per year.

Are you studying the organ and keen to get some experience of playing, accompanying the choir, or conducting? You too can be considered for an award if you are also interested in becoming a member of the choir. Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience.

Selection Process

Choral awards will be available on a termly basis, nominally held for an academic year. An informal audition will be part of the selection process. Some singing experience and sight-reading
ability will be required.

Are You Interested?

Come along to Greyfriars at the 11am Sunday service and meet members of the choir after the service. Talk to our Organist and Choirmaster, Henry Wallace, who will be able to give you further information, or click here to email him.