New Choristers Always Needed – Find out more!

Summer Term 2021!

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. Gradually there will be a return to favourites like Be a Chorister for a Day when children can visit and hopefully leave determined to join the choir!

The list below is being added to all the time but if you don’t see anything in your area do have a look at our schools list and email or telephone for details on chorister recruitment. Not all schools will be holding events this term but they will be delighted to hear from you if you know any young singers looking for a chance of a lifetime!

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

May

  • The next Chorister Experience at Westminster Abbey and Westminster Abbey Choir School will be on Saturday, 8 May. If you missed this don’t worry, lots of useful information here:  https://www.abbeychoirschool.org/admissions/chorister-experience-events/
  • Wells Cathedral School is organising both physical and virtual tours of the Junior and Senior School on Saturday, 8 May. The Open Morning is for ages 2-18 but tours must be pre-booked. Please contact them here bit.ly/3uOrNpV to reserve your place. The school looks forward to welcoming you!
  • St George’s School Windsor Castle is holding a virtual online introduction to the school on Thursday 13 May at 11 am. This is a great opportunity to check out being a chorister at St George’s Chapel if  you know a boy who loves to sing. Hurry though, you will need to register https://www.stgwindsor.org/admissions/open-events/
  • Norwich Cathedral is holding auditions for choristers on Saturday, 15 May.  Master of Music, Ashley Grote, is keen to hear from boys in years 2 & 3 who will attend Norwich School, and girls aged 11-18 from secondary schools and colleges in Norfolk. You can contact Tracy Bigwood via music@cathedral.org.uk or call her on 01603 218306 for more information. 
  • Ely’s next Chorister Experience is on Saturday, 22 May 1-5pm. This is designed for boys in years 2 & 3 and is a great way to enjoy singing Evensong with the Cathedral Choir under the Octagon Tower! Find out more: music@elycathedral.org or  phone 01353 660336/ 660311. Click here to discover the Chorister Experience.
  • Christ Church Cathedral and School are holding a person to person event for potential choristers on 22 May. A wonderful opportunity for boys in Y3 to see whether the chorister life is for them  – all you need to know in this link! https://www.cccs.org.uk/joining-us/choristerships/christ-church-cathedral-choir/
  • St Mary’s Cathedral and Music School in Edinburgh are holding their annual chorister open day on Friday 28 May. Read all about it at https://www.stmarysmusicschool.co.uk/event/be-a-chorister-afternoon2

June

As we say above, 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!