New Choristers Always Needed – Find out more!

Schools and cathedrals are setting new dates all the time to showcase their schools through wonderful virtual tours, as well as online events specifically about choristers. We are seeing a return to favourites like Be a Chorister for a Day when children can visit and hopefully leave determined to join the choir!

Watch this space for new events as well as checking our schools list to contact schools direct about great opportunities for young singers. It really is a chance of a lifetime for 7+ children so take action now!

April 2022

  • Lincoln Cathedral is holding its ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’ event on Saturday, 30th April 2022. To find out more and book your place, contact the music department on music@lincolncathedral.com or call 01522 561649.

May 2022

  • St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh is holding a ‘Be a Chorister’ afternoon at St Mary’s Music School on Friday, 6th May 2022 from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. For more information please see https://t.co/fyD7ObBnIH

June 2022

  • Llandaff Cathedral is looking forward to welcoming children aged 7-10 to its Chorister Open Afternoons on Tuesday 7th June (Boys) and Wednesday 8th June (Girls) to experience what being a chorister at Llandaff Cathedral is all about. Visiting families will have the opportunity to meet the Director of Music at Llandaff Cathedral and staff from The Cathedral School, hear from chorister parents and the children will join current choristers to learn a short piece to sing at Evensong in the beautiful Llandaff Cathedral.  Chorister auditions for September 2022 entry will take place week commencing 13th June. For further information or to book a place, please visit www.cathedral-school.co.uk/becoming-a-chorister or contact 029 2083 8504.
  • The Pilgrims’ School, Winchester is holding a ‘Be a Quirister’ event on 11th June 2022. For further information, please visit – www.thepilgrims-school.co.uk/choirs. The Pilgrims’ School is a double choir school with Quiristers singing at the Winchester College Chapel and Choristers singing at Winchester Cathedral.

September 2022

  • Wells Cathedral is holding its annual Be a Chorister for a Day, where children can experience what it is like to be a Cathedral Chorister. The day is open to children aged between 7 and 9, there are fun singing workshops, and the day ends with them taking part in the Evensong service alongside the Cathedral Choir. Children taking part do not need to be trained singers, they just need to enjoy singing and want to take part in the day! This year’s event will take place on Saturday 17 September 2022, from 11.00am-5.00pm (lunch included). To register for a place, please contact Melanie Lawlor via musicoffice@wellscathedral.org.uk.
  • The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford is holding a ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’ event on Saturday, 17th September 2022. Boys aged between 5 and 9 interested in singing are invited to join the Choristers in rehearsal and in a service of Evensong. An audition is not required – all are welcome – but places must be reserved in advance. The event begins at 2.45 pm in the Magdalen College Chapel, and refreshments will be provided for participants between the rehearsal and Evensong, which starts at 5 pm. For more information and to reserve your place, please contact Melanie Bennette, Chapel and Choir PA, on 01865 286 701 or at choir@magd.ox.ac.uk.
  • Gloucester Cathedral is holding a Chorister Experience Day – Saturday 24th September 2022. To attend and for further details please email choirs@gloucestercathedral.org.uk

October 2022

  • Salisbury Cathedral School is holding a Be A Chorister for a Day event on Saturday 8th October 2022. For more information and to book a place please contact Catherine Mitchell, Music Officer at Salisbury Cathedral musicofficer@salcath.co.uk.

November 2022

  • Norwich School ·is holding its annual Be a Chorister Day on Saturday, 19th November 2022. At last year’s event, 39 children aged from Year 4 and above came from all over Norfolk, and even as far as London, to experience what life might be like for them as a Norwich Cathedral Chorister at Norwich School.

New recruits are needed EVERY year so even if a school/cathedral is not holding an open event in the near future it’s worth a call!

Follow us on Twitter @CSAChoir. We often share dates and details of forthcoming open days and chorister recruitment events!