SALISBURY Cathedral welcomed children to get a taste of what it's like to be a chorister.

The event, on Saturday, October 7, saw more than 40 children rehearsing with current choristers, singing at Evensong and enjoying playtime at the Cathedral School.

During the day, they recorded a 'singing' Christmas card in the Quire that they can share with family and friends in December.

For some, this event is a fun day out at which they learn about music at the cathedral, but for other talented and enthusiastic youngsters, it is the gateway to a potential choristership and participation in the voice trials.

David Halls, director of music at Salisbury Cathedral said: "It is tremendous fun making music with young children in the cathedral. Their enthusiasm and humour are infectious and, away from the discipline of choral singing, which has its own rewards, singing together like this is a joyful experience. We had a very good day."

Salisbury Journal: David Halls had a good day.David Halls had a good day. (Image: Corin Messer BNPS)

Any child interested in following up on their Be A Chorister For A Day experience can sign up for the voice trial workshop, which takes place on Saturday, December 2.

The workshop gives potential candidates the chance to learn what is involved in a voice trial and prepares them for the auditioning process, which takes place in January next year (2024).