Senior Choristers are the back bone of the choir and are expected to attend all services and practices – depending on the demands of homework – and set a good example to younger members. They wear a medal with a wide dark blue ribbon.
The soprano line is often divided, so the Senior Choristers need to be able to hold a part which is not always the tune. The Director of Music may ask a Senior Chorister to be ready to sing a solo, which is a valuable way of developing the voice and giving confidence to perform in public. From the ranks of the Senior Choristers are chosen the Head Chorister and Deputy Head Chorister(s) who wear medals with red ribbons.