Cake & Celebration for Newest Ely Choristers

Ten King’s Ely pupils were installed as Ely Cathedral choristers during Sunday Evensong on March 26.  Robert, Max, Alfie and Nelson joined Megan, Stella, Miriam, Grace, Amelia and Katherine for cake and celebrations after the service.

Ely Cathedral – Admission of Choristors

Assistant Organist and Acting Director of Music at Ely Cathedral, Edmund Aldhouse, said: “Cathedral choristers are young professionals and, as with any new job, there is much to learn! All boys and girls undergo a probationary period while they get to grips with musical and vocal skills, as well as mastering the considerable discipline that a chorister needs to have. At the end of their second term they receive a medallion and are officially installed as cathedral choristers. This is a very special event for them and their families.

“We are still looking for enthusiastic young singers to join our new recruits and we are always glad to hear from boys and girls with a love of music.”

Director of Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, Sarah Macdonald, adds: “We are always delighted to welcome the girls and boys into the cathedral foundation. They have all spent the past several months learning the many new skills required, working hard to master such things as the technical vagaries of psalm-singing, coming to terms with new and busy daily routines, building their musicianship and teamwork skills, and finding their feet in everything from polyphony to processions. Their first service was lovely and the cake was absolutely delicious!”