Be a Chorister for the day

14th May 2016 2:15 PM

Hear the Choristers sing ~ Learn more about the life of a Chorister ~ Sing in the Cathedral with the Cathedral Choir.

The afternoon starts with registration at 2.15 p.m. in The Chorister School.

No previous experience necessary, just a love of singing and an enthusiasm to be part of a successful team.

If you would like to participate or find out more, please email
or telephone 0191 374 4066

This is a fantastic opportunity for boys and girls aged 6 to 10 to have first-hand experience of being a Chorister, culminating in singing a short service in the church.

The children will enjoy meeting the current Cathedral Choristers, hearing them sing, and making music together. No previous experience is necessary, just a love of singing and an enthusiasm to be part of a successful team.

2.15 p.m. Registration at The Chorister School
2.30 p.m. Listen to the Choristers sing – Learn about being a Chorister – Rehearsal
3.30 p.m. Break
4.00 p.m. Walk to the Cathedral
4.15 p.m. Open rehearsal in the Cathedral
4.30 p.m. Tea in the school Library for parents
5.15 p.m. Evensong

Please wear school uniform.

Durham Cathedral Choir consists of 20 girl Choristers and 20 boy Choristers who sing separately alongside the 12 gentlemen of the Choir. Choristers typically join the Choir between the ages of 7 and 9, and remain until the age of 13. All Choristers attend The Chorister School, where they receive a discounted education as boarding pupils. Further means tested financial support can be provided. Choristers are able to participate in all of the extra-curricular activities that the School offers, including drama and sport. Choristers receive a first class musical education and experience performing to the highest standards in one of Britain’s favourite buildings. The majority of the Choir’s singing takes place during the daily worship of Durham Cathedral. However, the Choir also takes part in concerts, recordings, live broadcasts on the radio and television and international tours.

You are most welcome to take part and we look forward to meeting you!