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. 

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
  • Our newest CSA Member, Frideswide Voices, will be holding a Be a Chorister For the Evening taster Session at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on Wednesday, 18 March. Girls from in and around Oxford will enjoy a fabulous evening seeing behind the scenes. For more details https://www.choirschools.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FV-Chorister-Auditions-Poster-2020.pdf Watch out for another evening session on 29 April with auditions for Year 2 girls on Saturday 2 May.
  • 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