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Recruitment to the Choir

The Director of Music is always pleased to meet prospective members of the choir to discuss what is involved with joining St Matthew's Choir. There are currently vacancies for both boy and girl choristers in the Choir at St Matthew’s, and a pack with more information is available to download here.

In addition to regular Choristerships, St Matthew’s is now offering the Three Choral Scholarships at the value of £500 per academic year. These are open to boys and girls aged 8-18.

What would being a Chorister at St Matthew’s mean?

Continuing a tradition of musical excellence at St Matthew’s which stretches back over 100 years

Singing in the inspiring surroundings of St Matthew’s Church; performing to hundreds of people each weekend

Receiving a free and first-class musical education from professional musicians

Being part of an important team: St Matthew’s Choir is a group of dedicated children and adults who enjoy singing and socialising together

Brilliant opportunities: previous Choristers from St Matthew’s have won the coveted Choirboy of the Year award. The choir regularly takes trips to sing in some of the foremost churches in the country, most recently Bristol and Peterborough Cathedrals

TV and Radio: St Matthew’s Choir has performed on BBC4 and broadcast on local and national radio in recent years

Making friends and having a good time: Choristers are drawn from schools all over Northampton. We meet together to sing, but also enjoy other activities together including Bowling, trips to the Cinema, sports matches and day trips out of Northampton. A Choir tour is taking place in Summer 2012, and others are planned for the years ahead

Developing important life-skills: members of a choir need excellent self-discipline and concentration, and singing at St Matthew’s teaches children about team work and improves confidence

  The Choir

Read about the choir of
St Matthew's.


Learn about the great benefits of becoming a member of the choir and discover how to join.


Director of Music


Read about the Director of Music
at St Matthew's church.


Music Lists



Discover what music has been planned for the current month. You can also view music for previous months.



The Organ


Learn about the J W Walker and Sons organ.



The Carillon



Learn about St Matthews's Carillon.



Friends of St Matthew's Music


Find information about Friends of St Matthew's Music and how to join.


FSMM Online Payment


Signup or renew your Friends of St Matthew's Music membership online.


Concerts & Recitals


Discover planned concerts and recitals taking place at
St Matthew's church.


Forthcoming Musical Events


Find out about future events.


The Musical commissions of St Matthew’s Church


Read about the history of music
commissioned St Matthew's church



List of Commissioned Works



A definitive list of work commissioned by
St Matthew's


Secure Area


A secure area of the website where members of the choir can gain access to various resources and information.


How do I join the choir?

If you would like to arrange an audition, or just for an informal chat, please contact the Director of Music. A typical audition for membership of the Choir at St Matthew’s could consist of the following:

Singing a short piece of your own choice: a hymn, song or carol

Singing some scales

Some short and straightforward ear tests

Reading aloud a short passage of English


There may also be the opportunity of playing an instrument at your voice test, if appropriate.



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