Aspiring young singers can Be a Chorister for Day at the Cathedral and Cathedral School on Saturday 12 November. This special event allows children who love to sing to find out in a friendly and informal way what it is like to be in the choir and lets them to sing with the Cathedral’s choristers.
Parents also get to spend time in the Cathedral and Cathedral School. They have their own separate schedule, which allows them to explore what it means to have a chorister in the family.
There are lots of reasons why you should consider a choristership. First of all, it is a lot of fun and builds the children’s confidence. Being part of a choir teaches them to be organised and they learn really important social skills like team-working. Famous former choristers include newsreader Jon Snow and Alistair Cook, the England Cricket Captain. Barack Obama sang in his church choir and so did Anne Hathaway, star of Les Miserables.
Our choristers travel too, both locally and internationally. In the past year or so the Dean's Chorister has sung in St. Paul’s Cathedral, the girls choir did a concert on the Queen Elizabeth and both choirs toured in Germany. Next year there are plans to go to America.
Last but not least, if you are a chorister, you are an important part of Cathedral life and worship with an amazing living heritage that stretches back over a thousand years.
Be a Chorister for a Day is open to boys and girls in school years 2, 3 and 4. Applications forms can be downloaded here or you can contact Kathy Davies on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07979 378926.