Voice Trial Dates 2017-8

Most foundations will informally audition children for chorister places throughout the year so do telephone the school for find out more. However, there will also be more formal ‘trial’ days, including the following:


  • Durham Cathedral voice trials for boys and girls will be held on Wednesday 8 November. You can register for The Chorister School’s Open Morning on Saturday 14 October or the Be a Chorister for a Day ahead of voice trial by checking out the details on our page about BAFCAD.
  • Canterbury Cathedral will be holding a voice trial on Saturday 11 November. Boys aged 7 or 8 who enjoy singing are invited to try out for the choir. All 25 choristers attend St Edmund’s School and there are substantial scholarships available. For further information, please contact David Flood on 01227 865242 or davidf@canterbury-cathedral.org. A short video of a day in the life of a chorister can be seen here.
  • The Pilgrims’ School, Winchester will be organising voice trials for boy choristers on Saturday 11 November. Check out further information about Be a Chorister for a Day on Saturday 7 October and the School Open Morning on Saturday 14 October or contact The Registrar at admissions@pilgrims-school.co.uk or by telephone on 01962 854189.

January 2018 

  • King’s College Choir Cambridge will be holding their next auditions on 19 & 20 January. If you have a son in Year 2 or 3 who loves to sing, please get in touch with Sarah Williams at choristers@kings.cam.ac.uk. The Director of Music is happy to see boys on an informal basis to give advice in advance of the main auditions. Better still, why not sign up for the King’s Chorister Experience Day on Saturday 7 October?
  • Wells Cathedral: the next Chorister Auditions are on 20 January. Please contact Melanie Lawlor in the Music Office by emailing: musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net or telephone her on 01749 674483. A Be a Chorister for a Day event is taking place on Saturday 14 October so visit our Be a Chorister for a day page for more information on booking a place.


  • Lichfield Cathedral Chorister Auditions are on Saturday 3 February for boys aged 6-8 and girls aged 9-10 who enjoy singing. All choristers are day pupils at Lichfield Cathedral School. For more information and an application form please go to http://www.lichfieldcathedralschool.com or contact Jo Brown on 01543 306169 or jbrown@lichfieldcathedralschool.com