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.

October 2017

  • Wells Cathedral School are organising their next Be a Chorister for a Day event on Saturday 14 October from 11am-5pm. The day will include singing games, learning about the Cathedral and finding out what a chorister really does. Lunch is provided, and at the end of the day the children sing Evensong with the Cathedral Choir. In the afternoon parents can take a tour of Wells Cathedral School, and have afternoon tea in Vicars’ Hall before Evensong.  If you know a child who will be aged between 7 and 9 on this date and would like to take part, please send your contact details to Melanie Lawlor in the Music Office by emailing: or telephone her on 01749 674483. Places are limited, so please register early.


  • Tewkesbury Abbey: Be a Chorister for a Day event is on Monday 14 November, starting at 2pm. The boys are invited to Dean Close Preparatory School and parents have a chance to meet key members of staff and receive a short presentation about what it means to be a Chorister at Tewkesbury Abbey.  Meanwhile the boys will enjoy some professional singing coaching, both from Director of the Schola Cantorum and other key music staff. After a break they can enjoy football with some of the present choristers, before being taken to the magnificent Tewekesbury Abbey, where they will rehearse for Evensong. Evensong starts at 5.15pm when parents are welcome to come and watch and meet other parents and staff members. For more information please contact Katie Wells at or telephone 01242 258024.