Music

Music New Small.jpg“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind and life to everything.”

- Plato

We are a Choir School, but you do not have to be a Chorister to enjoy music at Christ Church. We start from the premise that all children have the capacity to make and enjoy music – that there is no such thing as an “unmusical” child.

As befits a school whose tradition of music-making stretches back over hundreds of years, boys here enjoy wonderful opportunities.  Music plays a central role at CCCS and is taught from Nursery to Year 8 as a specialist subject, helping to enhance and enrich the lives of all our pupils through performance, musical history, composition and analytical listening. 

The numerous different choirs and ensembles provide our pupils with a sense of team spirit and discipline that flows into all areas of their lives.  A high level of individual achievement in music leads to a positive feeling of self-esteem, not only for the Choristers but also for the vast majority of our boys who take individual instrumental lessons.  This in turn produces annual success in music scholarship auditions, Associated Board examinations and in our own musical events.