Each week the boy and girl choristers play a pivotal role in the acts of worship in the cathedral through music making of the highest standard. They give many hours of their time and in return are developed as the highest quality singers and musicians. The musical foundation of the cathedral supports the choristers through professional training including voice coaching.
Cathedral choristers can expect, along with the usual pattern of worship, to play an important role in major civic events. Alongside a first class musical education, choristers learn many life skills, including independence, resilience, organisation and determination. They are used to practising for many hours to perfect their music and this is shown to transfer well to diligence with regard to other pursuits, including academic studies. Some choristers move into professional music but many others successfully pursue other goals, having learnt a great deal through their time in the choir. In recent years choristers have gone on to become broadcasters, opera singers, attend Oxbridge Universities and successfully embark on careers in wider professions.
Securing a place as a cathedral chorister also secures a place at The Minster Junior School.
Come and try out chorister life at the annual choir open day in November each year.