A leading independent day school for boys & girls age 3-18

Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

A member of The Society of Heads: accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC)


All pupils at St John’s College are warmly encouraged to take part in music making. The School has a rich musical tradition and provides outstanding opportunities for pupils to enjoy and excel in solo and group performance. The School has a number of ensembles including:

  • Boys’ & Girls’ Cathedral Choir
  • Junior Girls’ Choir
  • Close Harmony Group
  • Percussion Group
  • Training Orchestra
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Flute Choir
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Ukulele Group
  • Junior and Senior Big Bands

Music plays a central role in a child’s intellectual, social, moral and spiritual development and pupils at St John’s College, Cardiff enjoy a broad and fulfilling repertoire. Music enables pupils to develop invaluable personal attributes such as self-discipline, self-reliance, concentration, initiative, imagination, an attention to detail, sensitivity, and aesthetic judgement, as well as linguistic, interpretative and cognitive skills. Furthermore, on a social level, singing in a choir or playing in an ensemble fosters friendship, team-work and communication skills, interdependence and leadership. All in all, this paves the way for a very bright and successful future.

Highlights from St David’s Hall, March 2018