Be a Chorister for a Day

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. 

November

  • Norwich Cathedral’s  hugely popular Be a Chorister Day is on Saturday 2 November from 11am-4.30pm. Read this flier for lots more information.
  • The next BACFAD event for Tewkesbury Abbey will be held at Dean Close School on Tuesday 12 November at 2.00pm.  If you know of any boys aged 6-10 who would enjoy being a chorister please  contact Jane Lyons on 01242 258001  or email her at jclyons@deanclose.org.uk  Take a look here for more details about the event.

January 2020

  • Rochester’s Cathedral and King’s School are holding a Chorister Open Day on Saturday 11 January. Boys and girls will be welcome so for more information please contact the Cathedral Director of Music, Francesca Massey at francesca.massey@rochestercathedral.org

February 

  • 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.

March

  • Westminster Abbey’s first Chorister Experience Day for 2020 is on Saturday, 14 March starting at 10.30 and finishing at 4pm. 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

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