The Song School

oday the Archbishop’s Palace is home to the Song School. A choir has sung daily in the Minster for more than 900 years. It is believed that the school had its origins since before the Norman Conquest, making it one of the oldest schools in the country. Today choristers are educated at the Minster School, a Church of England Comprehensive & Junior School with music speciality. The men's choir has in recent years been augmented by a girls’ choir and a voluntary community choir, the Minster Chorale. Here at the Palace the children rehearse and are taught the art of singing, music theory, and music appreciation. Each choir has a dedicated room and rehearsal space.