This programme, established in 2008, provides the opportunity for students to gain a specialised education in choral singing. Choristers gain world-class musical skills, similar to those in musical establishments within the Anglican tradition, which enhance their broader education.

The Chapel Choir Programme provides John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School and the wider community with a distinguished choir that will enhance Anglican worship, continue the musical traditions of the Anglican Church and develop the culture of choral singing. The Chapel Choir is affiliated with the RSCM.

After an audition process, students are selected to participate in the programme based on:

• Vocal and musical ability,
• Academic suitability,
• Willingness of family to support the child’s involvement.

Students in the Chapel Choir Programme form a class of 18 students consisting of three boys and three girls from Year 4. Year 5 and Year 6.

All lessons, activities and resources are provided by the school. There is no cost to families when a student is enrolled in this programme.

Students who receive a choral scholarship remain fully involved in the programme until the end of Year 6. There is a strong expectation that students will continue singing in the Chapel Choir until the end of Year 12.

The specialised programme requires each student to participate in the following programme:

Weekly Activities

 Choir Rehearsals  45  mins  4 x per week
 Aural Lesson  45  mins  1 x per week
 *Violin, Piano or Organ Lesson  30  mins  1 x per week
 Theory Lesson  60  mins  1 x per week
 Ribbon Training  30  mins  1 x per week

*Students elect to study one of these instruments.

Singing at Services
(During term times.)

 Tuesday  3.45 – 4.45pm Rehearsal
5.00 – 5.30pm Evensong
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 Sunday  8.45am Rehearsal
9.30am Sung Eucharist
 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays at St Paul’s
4th Sunday visit Anglican parishes in the Perth Diocese
5th Sunday – no singing commitment