Our Choirs

The choirs at St Peter’s are very large and at present comprise around 15 boys, 36 girls and 20 choral scholars and lay clerks. The girls’ and boys’ choirs normally sing separately but all choristers sing together on major festivals and civic occasions.

There is also an adult group of lay clerks, alumni and friends called the Wulfrun Singers which sings for occasional services.

The children in the choir receive an excellent musical training and a good grounding in the Christian faith. RSCM training schemes are in full operation and there are many award winners among the children.

The congregation is enthusiastic about the choirs and there is good parental involvement and congregational support.

The choirs are actively engaged in activities in and beyond the city – there are cathedral visits and each choir has a week’s intensive course during the summer based at a cathedral. Additionally they are engaged in concerts in local venues such as Walsall Town Hall, Birmingham Town Hall and Symphony Hall, often in a charity fund raising role. There is also a strong Outreach programme to schools in the city. The choirs are affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and are associate members of the Choir Schools Association. Among the benefits of CSA membership is the opportunity to take part with other choristers in the great day of sports and singing held during each summer term at a cathedral.