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.


  • The Chorister School, Durham and Durham Cathedral are holding an open morning and chorister experience afternoon on Saturday, 18 May.  The open morning runs from 10 am – 12 noon and you can find out more information by contacting: The Chorister Experience Afternoon is being organised by the Cathedral from 12.30 pm – 6 pm. For more information please contact: