Voice Trial Dates 2020


Most foundations will informally audition children for chorister places throughout the year so do telephone the school for find out more. However, there will also be more formal ‘trial’ days and we will be collecting more information about next term’s dates over the summer.   

February 2020

  • Gloucester Cathedral will be auditioning for girl choristers on Wednesday 26 February and boy choristers on Friday 28 February. They are looking for talented children aged 6-9 who enjoy singing. The voice trials are conducted by the Cathedral Director of Music and no special coaching or training is required or expected. He is looking for boys and girls who have an interest and ability in singing and a confident approach to challenges! A prospective chorister needs to bring along one song that he or she enjoys singing – it can be a hymn, a carol or even a nursery rhyme. Tests will also include those designed to measure the quality of the voice, the accuracy of the ear, the ability to pitch a note and the candidate’s sense of rhythm. Reading aloud is also part of the test as a chorister has to be able to read old and contemporary English with reasonable confidence. For more information on how to apply please contact the Admissions Office at King’s School on 01452 337337 or email admissions@thekingsschool.co.uk
  • Winchester Cathedral is holding chorister auditions on Saturday 29 February. the following link will give you lots of useful information as to what is involved!  https://www.thepilgrims-school.co.uk/choral-auditions


  • Norwich Cathedral is holding auditions for girl choristers (aged 11+) on Saturday 14 March. To find out more please contact the Lissie Watson in the music office choir@cathedral.org.uk or telephone her on 01603 218315.