Choral music has been a part of worship at Peterborough Cathedral for over 1000 years. The present Choir was founded in 1541 when the Abbey became a Cathedral. Becoming a chorister is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which hundreds of people in Peterborough have treasured.
Find out more about who can be a chorister.
Until fairly recently the Cathedral Choir was all-male, but in 1997 the benefits and opportunities of being a Cathedral chorister were made available to girls as well as boys. Though our current girl choristers are of secondary school age, from 2011 choristerships have been available to boys and girls of the same age (though normally singing separately) starting from age 7.
The Cathedral Choir sings daily services in the Cathedral throughout school terms and at Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.It regularly broadcasts and makes recordings, and choristers have opportunities to sing concerts and go on tour. Through the work of the Music Association, they take part in larger performances with orchestras and the Festival Chorus. If you would to explore whether your child could join the Choir, please contact us for information. The next auditions will be held in the autumn of 2012.