Head Chorister

A Hamptonian has been appointed Head Chorister at the Hampton Court Chapel Royal Choir, for the second year running.

Third Year, Jake Costen, joined the famous choral group four years ago and is now one of the senior members of the choir. His investiture as one of two Head Choristers took place at Evensong last weekend.

As well as rehearsing twice a week and regularly singing at services at Hampton Court every weekend, Jake has appeared on TV and has sung for Her Majesty the Queen.

In his new role, Jake will lead the singing during choral performances and act as a mentor to the younger choristers. At 14, this is Jake’s final year with the Chapel Royal Choir and he says that he is delighted to have been given the title of Head Chorister:

This is a wonderful way to mark my last year and I am honoured to have been appointed. It is such good fun to be in the choir and although it can be hard work, we get to sing beautiful music and to be with really nice people.

Main Image: Richard Champness. Images with the gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen.