Be a Chorister for a Day

Many cathedrals hold Be a Chorister for a Day or chorister open days  to give children a taste of what life is like as a cathedral chorister. The idea was pioneered by Salisbury Cathedral and many more have followed suit. Check out the individual websites using the links to members to see if a cathedral near you does this.

January 2018


  • Lichfield Cathedral’s next Be a Chorister for a Day is on Saturday, 20 January 2018 from 9.30am to 3.00pm. The day is for boys aged 6-11 and girls aged 9-13. An action-packed day of singing workshops, vocal tuition and learning about the life of a chorister. Lunch is included and the children will sing during the Eucharist service. For more information and a registration form go to or contact Jo Brown on 01543 306169 or
  • Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Oxford is holding a Chorister for a Day on Saturday, 27 January from 2.30 – 7pm. The day is being organised for boys between the ages of 6 and 9 to see what it’s like to be a chorister. Clare James, Registrar at Christ Church Cathedral School will be happy to tell you more on 01865 242561 or email The closing date to book a place is 19 January 2018. Read more Here


  • Westminster Cathedral Choir School is running a Chorister Open Morning on Sunday, 4 February from 10.30 – 2.30pm. If your son is Roman Catholic and aged six or seven, how about bringing him along for a taster session? You can get more information here or by contacting Lucy Auger on 020 7798 9081 or by email