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 St Paul’s Cathedral School in the late 1990’s. In November 2000 Salisbury Cathedral School coined the phrase BACFAD and many more have since followed suit. Check out the individual websites using the links to members to see if a cathedral near you does this.


  • Hereford Cathedral are inviting boys aged 6-8 and their parents to a Chorister Open Day on Saturday 10 March from 9.30 – 12 noon. You’ll meet and hear the choristers, have a chance to join in withsome of the activities and sit in the choir stalls in the Cathedral. There is no charge but spaces are limited so booking is essential. To do so please telephone the Cathedral Office on 01432 374212 or email the Director of Music Gerain tBowen on 01432 374238 or
  • Croydon Minster is holding a Be a Girl Chorister for a Day event, to take place on Saturday, 10 March from 2.00pm – 4.30pm. Places are limited and available for girls aged 6 – 14. Participants learn new music, sing with Minster Girls’ Choir and take part in a Minster Organ Tour. Parents have an opportunity to find out more about Minster Choristerships help at Old Palace School, Croydon, this Minster’s choir school for girls. For more information and to book a place contact the Minster’s Director of Music, Mr Ronny Krippner via email: