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The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity
St Andrews, Scotland
Holy Trinity Church Choir
The service music in Holy Trinity is led by a robed choir of some twenty singers.
This choir sings throughout the year from September to June at Sunday morning
worship which takes the form of a choral service including an introit, an anthem, and
(at many services) a canticle or prose psalm. The choral repertoire reflects the finest
music of the British cathedral tradition. The choir is supported by six choral scholars
financed by The Friends of Holy Trinity. A creative attitude to new composition is also
encouraged to which end Holy Trinity has a Composer in Residence. As such, Dr. David
Gascoigne, in recent years, augmented the choral repertoire with several excellent new
anthems and introits.
New recruits to the choir are always welcome and should contact the Organist and
Choirmaster, Mr. Thomas G. Duncan.
Choir practice takes place on Sunday morning at 10am followed by public worship at
Holy Trinity Choral Scholarships
Under the auspices of The Friends of Holy Trinity six choral scholarships have been
established to support the choir of The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity. Election of
choral scholars is made by the Organist and Choirmaster of Holy Trinity. Able singers
(of all voices) are invited to audition for these scholarships.
Scholars will be required to sing in Holy Trinity on Sunday mornings (practice 10 am
to 10.45 am; service 10.45 am to 12 noon) and for other occasional events during a
period approximately from late September to early June, with flexibility to fit in with
school holidays and university vacations. Sunday morning worship takes the form of a
choral service which includes an introit, an anthem, and (at many services) a canticle
or prose psalm.
The scholarships comprise:
1) One Senior Scholar (£12.50 per Sunday);
2) Four Scholars (£10 per Sunday);
3) One Junior Scholar (£7.50 per Sunday).
The aim of these scholarships is: (1) to strengthen the choir of Holy Trinity and thus
contribute to the beauty and significance of its worship; (2) to enable young singers to
gain experience in choral and solo singing and to widen their repertoire by engaging in
a broad and demanding variety of church music; (3) to contribute to the cultural life of
St Andrews, Town and Gown, by taking part in occasional concerts and recitals; and
(4) to offer young singers a rewarding and challenging role with an educational and
Singers (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass) wishing to audition for choral scholarships
should contact EITHER Thomas G. Duncan (Organist and Choirmaster of Holy Trinity)
by telephone (Tel. 01334 472 884) or by e-mail OR Gillian Craig (University Music
Centre, Younger Hall).
The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, St Andrews (Church of Scotland) is a charity; Charity Number : SCO17173