The Charter Choir performs a variety of choral music, ranging in era from plainchant to Henry Purcell to Arvo Pärt, and everything in between. Although music for the Anglican office of Evensong takes up the majority of the Choir’s repertoire, secular repertoire is also performed, especially for end-of-term concerts and College feasts.
The Choir also sings in the end-of-term concerts, organised by the Homerton College Music Society, and there are also occasional other weekend and weekday commitments, including cathedral visits, a Carol Service, and a Choral Eucharist on Ash Wednesday. At an average of four hours' commitment per week, the workload is light in comparison with other Cambridge choirs, but a high standard of music-making is nevertheless expected. The Charter Choir also plays an important part in the College's secular life, including singing at the College's main annual feast, the Charter Dinner.
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been some inevitable disruption to the normal schedule in 2020 and 2021, although the Charter Choir is now back singing weekly services in Easter Term 2021.