Choral apprentices

Become an apprentice

Love singing? Sing with us...

Our Choral Apprentice Scheme which has been running for over 10 years, offers young people over 13 the opportunity to develop their musical skills, by performing great choral music with professional orchestras and soloists in national venues. Apprentices need have no prior musical knowledge and are well supported by mentors. It’s great fun and all for free!

  • Have Fun
  • Make friends
  • Perform great choral music with professional orchestras and soloists in national venues
  • Develop your musical skills
  • And get an Arts Award
… all at no cost to you!

"I thoroughly enjoyed it and wish I’d known about it sooner.”

The Apprentice Scheme is cost-free: no subscription fee, no music hire fees.

  • You can join us if you’re in Year 9 or above.
  • The only criterion for joining is a love of music – you don’t need to have any formal knowledge of music or previous experience. Just give it a go!
  • We rehearse weekly on a Wednesday evening from 7.15 – 9.30pm in central Bristol.
  • You will be supported by a mentor throughout your time with BCS.
  • There are opportunities to go on to become a paid choral scholar.


Please contact us for more information about becoming an Apprentice by visiting our contact page.  You can also contact our Apprentice Manager directly at apprentices@bristolchoral.co.uk about coming for a couple of taster sessions to see if it’s for you.

Just give it a try!