Voice Trial Dates 2019

 

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, including the following:

February 

  • Southwell Minster School will be holding voice trials for Yr 3s on Thursday 28 February and Yrs 4,5,6 on Friday 1 March.  For more information please contact Linda Hallam on 01636 817326 or L.Hallam@Minster.notts.sch.uk.

March

  • Southwell: see above 
  • Gloucester: The King’s School, Gloucester are holding their next voice trials on 1st March 2019. Talented boys aged 6 to 9 who enjoy singing are invited to audition to become choristers in the historic Cathedral Choir. The Voice Trial is conducted by Adrian Partington, the Cathedral Director of Music. No special coaching or voice training is required or expected of those who attend a Voice Trial. He is looking for  for boys who have an interest and ability in singing and a confident approach to challenges. For more information on how to apply, please visit our website: http://www.thekingsschool.co.uk/choristers or contact our Admissions Office on 01452 337337 or email registrar@thekingsschool.co.uk
  • Winchester Cathedral Voice Trials for boys are on Saturday 2 March – Year 3 boys will be auditioned for Year 4 entry in September 2019. Andrew Lumsden, Director of Music, is happy to hear Year 2 boys for informal auditions throughout the Year. No special coaching or voice training is required or expected of those who attend a Voice Trial. To find out more please contact the Choirs’ Administrator on 01962 857219 or email choirs@winchester-cathedral.org.uk. To find out more about The Pilgrims’ School, please contact the Registrar on 01962 854189 or email admissions@pilgrims-school.co.uk.
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford voice trials are on Saturday 2nd March, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm. The voice trials are informal and no prior training is needed. We are looking for boys with innate musicality aged six to nine. If you cannot make this date, we would be delighted to arrange a voice trial on another occasion. For more information please contact Mrs Clare James, Registrar at Christ Church Cathedral School at registrar@cccs.org.uk or on 01865 242561. CCCS CFAD and voice trials flyer 2019
  • Winchester Cathedral Voice Trials for girls are on Saturday 9 March – Year 7 girls will be auditioned for Year 8 entry in September 2019. Andrew Lumsden, Director of Music, is happy to hear Year 6 girls for informal auditions throughout the Year. No special coaching or voice training is required or expected of those who attend a Voice Trial. To find out more please contact the Choirs’ Administrator on 01962 857219 or email choirs@winchester-cathedral.org.uk.
  • Windsor: St George’s Chapel’s next voice trials are on Saturday, 9 March (closing date for entries is Wednesday, 6 March).  Year 3 boys will be auditioned for Yr 4 entry in September 2019 but James Vivian, Director of Music, is happy to hear Yr 2 boys for informal auditions to give advice and feedback. Francesca Alden happy to help with more information on 01753 848797 or at music@stgeorges-windsor.org.

June

November

  • Canterbury Cathedral will be holding voice trials on Saturday 9 November.  The choristers are educated at St Edmund’s School so check out their Open Day in September at www.stedmunds.org.uk or contact David Flood, Director of Music at David.Flood@canterbury-cathedral.org