Windsor students become first girl choristers in choir of St George’s Chapel

St George’s School Windsor Castle, a leading independent preparatory school, today announced that two of its female students have joined the choir of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, marking the first time girl choristers have been admitted to the choir in its 674-year history.  This follows the decision, announced by the Dean of Canons of Windsor in January 2022, that girls and boys would sing alongside each other in St George’s Chapel Choir.

The two girls, both aged nine, will now live in the school’s boarding house during the week and participate fully in the choristers’ programme of daily rehearsals and in time, regular services, alongside their normal schooling and co-curricular activities.

“We are tremendously proud of our long-standing tradition of educating and housing the choristers of St George’s Chapel,” commented William Goldsmith, Head at St George’s School Windsor Castle.  “To be able to offer this opportunity to everybody at the school, regardless of gender, is very much aligned to our philosophy of valuing all students and recognising that each child has his or her own unique contribution to make to the life of our community and to global society as a whole.”

Founded in 1348, the Choir of St George’s Chapel sings regularly in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal family.