Proven by researchers to be a hugely beneficial activity, singing in a choir is something that anyone can do, regardless of age, and choristers have been doing it for centuries! Cathedral choristers are trained to read music, given individual singing and instrumental lessons, and grow in confidence – musically and intellectually – as they work through the ranks of the choir. Choristers regularly sing live on national radio, record CDs, and perform to thousands over the Christmas and Easter periods.
The life of a chorister involves far more than singing: the making of close friends with whom you work each day; opportunities to play football, cricket, and netball with other choirs; termly trips to local attractions such as climbing centres and bowling; plus international tours, most recently to Budapest and Leipzig. Why not try it out?
The annual open day on Saturday 11th November gives boys and girls the opportunity to experience the chorister life, from a fun singing session at the Minster School, through to tea and cake, a chance to watch the choir’s DVD, and the opportunity to sing a service with the Cathedral Choir. While the children sing, the parents will be offered a tour of the school, an opportunity to meet the head teacher, and will get to meet current chorister parents to learn about the friendly community of choir families.
The day begins at 2pm, and concludes in the Minster at 6.30pm. Entry is free, and tea is provided! For more information, please contact Paul Provost on email@example.com or on 01636 817281.