Partnership programme


York Minster Choral Outreach

Contact person:
Alison Forster

The project, run in partnership with The Minster, gives York pupils in Years 3 to 6 access to specialist staff and resources from the Cathedral and School to encourage children to explore and enjoy music and singing. Three schools a term get involved. There is also a successful children’s/youth choir: The York Junior Youth Choir.

Each term three schools take part in the programme, with weekly, hour-long workshops run by Alison Forster, Director of Music at the Minster School or Ben Morris, York Minster’s Assistant Director of Music. All three schools will perform at an end of term concert in the Minster, alongside senior choristers from the Cathedral’s choir and members of the Minster School Junior Choir.

As well as the concert, there is an opportunity for children who have enjoyed taking part in the scheme to join the York Junior Youth Choir, an informal choir for children aged seven to 16 which meets every Saturday.


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