SALISBURY Cathedral's is looking for young singers to become choristers.

On Saturday October 2 Be a Chorister for a Day, the Cathedral’s chorister recruitment event, kicks off the 2021-22 recruitment campaign.

Boys and girls in Years 2, 3 and 4 are invited to join the Cathedral and Cathedral School Music team for the event.

As part of the Be a Chorister for a Day event, there will be an opportunity to sing along with the current choristers and find out what life is like at the Cathedral and Cathedral School.

The day ends with a special Evensong led by the Cathedral’s director of music, David Halls, and performed by all the visiting children with the choristers.

David said: “You don't have to play instruments or read music to book your place. This day is for children who love to sing and are natural team players. We can teach them the rest. They just need that raw talent and interest.”

Susie Lamb, the director of music at Salisbury Cathedral School, added: “Being a chorister is a great training for musical children, as well as being loads of fun. It teaches you the skills that come with being a performer, such as discipline, time keeping and working with others. All essential life skills.”

When Be a Chorister for a Day was cancelled last year, Cathedral choristers made a virtual tour with TV presenter Alexander Armstrong. To view it visit: salisburycathedral.org.uk/worship-music-our-choirs/virtual-chorister-tour

To register for the event fill in the application form on the Cathedral website or contact Jo Jo Orange by emailing orange.j@salisburycathedralschool.com

 

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