Be a Chorister for a Day 2020

Many cathedrals and collegiate chapels 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. Some of these events are listed below but remember, schools and cathedrals are always happy to hear about prospective choristers all year round.   You don’t need to wait for these events to find out more. Have a look at our schools list and email or telephone for more information. 

February 2020

  • Bristol Cathedral will be holding its fourth annual 2020 Chorister for the day Flyer on 29 February 2020 (a nice memorable date!) Music Administrator, Tim Popple will be happy to tell you more on 0117 946 8173 or tim.popple@bristol-cathedral.co.uk.
  • Durham Chorister School Experience Afternoon is on Saturday 29 February 12.30 – 6.00 pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for girls and boys in years 2 to 5 to have a first-hand experience of being a chorister. The afternoon culminates in singing Evensong with the Cathedral Choir. For more information please contact: jasmine.oakes@durhamcathedral.co.uk 

March

  • The Prebendal School, Chichester is holding its next chorister experience day on Saturday 7 March from 1 – 4 pm for boys in Years 2 and 3 who might like to sing in Chichester Cathedral Choir. To reserve a place please contact the Admissions Secretary, Lesa Burchell, on 01243 520970 or email headpa@prebendalschool.org.uk. You can find out more at https://www.prebendalschool.org.uk/249/become-a-chorister
  • Westminster Abbey’s first Chorister Experience Day for 2020 is on Saturday, 14 March starting at 10.30 and finishing at 4pm.  Please note this event is fully booked but it’s still worth contacting them just in case they can squeeze another one in! 7-8 year boys have a fantastic chance to see life behind the scenes at The Abbey and to sing Evensong with the full choir. Contact Evelyn Neophytou on 020 7654 4918 or email choirschool@westminster-abbey.org
  • Croydon Minster’s next Be a Girl Chorister for a Day event will be held on Saturday, 21 March from 2 – 4.30pm. Places are limited and available for girls aged 6-14. They will learn new music, sing with the Minster Girls’ Choir and take part in a Minster Organ Tour. Meanwhile, parents have an opportunity to find out more about Minster Choristerships held at  Palace School Croydon, the Minster’s choir school for girls. To book a place please contact the Minster’s Director of Music, Dr Ronny Krippner via email organist@croydonminster.org 

May 

  • Westminster Abbey is putting on another event to introduce 7-8 year olds to choristership on Saturday 9 May, starting from 1pm to 4.30pm. Contact Evelyn Neophytou on 020 7654 4918 or email choirschool@westminster-abbey.org