Who can be a Chorister?
Could your son or daughter become a chorister in Peterborough Cathedral Choir? Every year we are looking for boys and girls to join the Choir. Now that we educate all the choristers at The King's School's Junior Department, we are recruiting both boys and girls from a younger age group with the goal of providing choristerships for both boys and girls in years 3-8.
Being a chorister is demanding but fun. It involves a daily commitment with rehearsals before and after school and services both on weekdays and at weekends. Choristers are given training in musical and vocal skills, and work to a professional standard in the Cathedral Choir.
There are many benefits of being a chorister. Boys and girls learn many life skills such as self-discipline, a sense of responsibility and teamwork, language, communication and social skills as well as musical and vocal skills. Their camaraderie, enjoyment of singing and professionalism motivate them and they are driven forward by a desire to become more and more proficient at their singing, and to take more and more responsibility for the sound of the Choir.
Most opportunities will be for children in school year 2 to start in the Choir in school year 3, rather than in the later years. Auditions held each November.