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At the Heart of the School lies a strong choral tradition

A Strong Choral Tradition

With a variety of choral ensembles and frequent performances for girls of every age, the choral tradition is a significant part of the QM music experience.

The choral tradition is a thriving part of the Queen Margaret's musical experience.

Our ensembles are frequently involved in Services and musical performances throughout the year, from the weekly Anthem in Friday morning prayers to Evensong - both in school and further afield. Whatever your age or experience, there is an opportunity to join our choirs at QM and develop yourself both as a singer and all-round musician.

Recent News:

Our Chamber Choir has reached the finals of the 2024 BSA Choir of the Year Competition, and we wish them every success! There are only six places in the grand final, and the choir has already beaten off stiff competition from some of the UK's most prestigious cathedral schools.

Chamber Choir

Queen Margaret's Chamber Choir is our flagship ensemble and a heart of the QM community. This ensemble helps drive the school's rich choral tradition forward.

The Chamber Choir leads multiple chapel services a week, including a weekly SSA anthem and regular Evensong services, both at school and beyond with past performances at York Minster and Durham Cathedral.

The girls rehearse three times a week, and the result is a dedicated and close-knit group of young singers, tackling repertoire at a high and wholly enriching standard.

Cantiamo (Junior Choir)

Cantiamo is our all-inclusive choir for Year I and II, embedded for all girls within the curriculum.

It aims to unite girls by encouraging them to enjoy singing and grow in confidence through performance.

Our girls are given a practical foundation in vocal technique, score reading, and a wide experience of repertoire and vocal harmonisation. It serves as an excellent foundation for girls aspiring to join QM’s Chamber Choir.

Above all, Cantiamo aims to inspire a love of singing.

Singing Lessons

QM is proud of our committed and vastly experienced team of visiting Music teachers, offering individual instrumental and vocal tuition to the highest standard.

Our Music staff are all highly respected performers in their own right, and students are both nurtured and challenged whether working at beginner or diploma standard.

Music is an important part of life at QM and most of the girls taking instrumental or singing lessons participate in one or more of the many musical ensembles and concerts on offer over the course of the academic year. We have an outstanding success rate in both ABRSM and Trinity examinations, and all students have access to our accompanist and Head of Keyboard, Miss Kornas, ensuring that the music grade process is always a prepared, and therefore positive, experience.

Co-curricular Enrichment

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