Junior Choir Programme

“Magnificent building. I recommend the Sunday service, specially when youth choir is performing, their voices are like angels singing and with the surroundings of the building I felt God’s presence. Great musical directors and talented choristers congratulations.

Jessica C Ross, Local Guide


Applications are always welcome for the Junior Choir (ages 7-12). Since being founded in 2015, the Junior Choir has sung the Office of Vespers for Advent Sunday and the Christmas Vigil Mass.

The Song School of Our Lady and the English Martyrs is a Junior Choir programme that trains young singers to become lifelong musicians. Development of vocal technique, musicianship, and teamwork builds skills that will enrich the lives of choristers and the community for generations. The Choristers are under the direction of professional singer and teacher, Julia Caddick.

Young singers emerge from the Song School programme with a deep love for the arts, enhanced self-confidence, and an ability to work collaboratively. In a time when the arts are underfunded in many schools, Our Lady and the English Martyrs is committed to providing young people with an opportunity for musical and spiritual growth.

The programme is fully subsidised.

The Song School is open by audition to young singers ages 7-17. Prior musical training is not a prerequisite, and the try-out process is informal and fun! This programme represents a unique opportunity as the only Catholic Junior Choir in Cambridge.

Junior Choir (ages 7 to 13) rehearses on Thursdays 4.15 to 5.30pm.
Youth Choir (ages 13 to 18) rehearses on Wednesday evenings, 7.45 to 9pm.

If you are interested in learning more about the Song School of Our Lady and the English Martyrs or to arrange an audition, please contact the Director, Julia Caddick – songschool@olem.org.uk