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Organ and Choral Awards

With a flourishing music scene, Corpus has a lot to offer choral and organ scholars. Our organ scholars have preferential use of the fine Mander organ - one of the most comfortable and flexible of all collegiate instruments - as well as free organ and singing lessons, and accommodation in some of the best undergraduate rooms in College.
Choral Award holders are automatically members of the Choir Committee, and take a leading role in the choir, helping to plan tours, recordings, concerts and other events. They, along with other choir members, are also entitled to free singing lessons and formal hall on Sunday evenings, after evensong. Members of the choir get the chance to perform at venues across the UK and internationally. You can look at our chapel music page to learn more.
Corpus appoints choral and organ scholars through the University intercollegiate scheme. Alongside the intercollegiate scheme, the college also appoints members of the choir through auditions in October, once students arrive in Cambridge. Details of these auditions are circulated to first year students in advance of their arrival.

Prospective Organ Scholarship candidates

The Director of Music, Nicholas Danks, is always happy to welcome prospective organ scholarship candidates to visit Corpus, try the organ, and to meet with him to talk through any elements of the organ scholarship or musical life of the College. Such visits should be arranged in the first instance via the College's Admissions Office Please note that Mr Danks will not be able to discuss questions regarding academic admission during these visits. The Admissions Office will gladly field any such questions at any time.