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Becoming a Chorister

The School has had a long and proud tradition of choral singing. For this living tradition to continue, we are constantly on the look-out for girls and boys aged approximately 7-10 years old. 

From September 2022, equal opportunities will be offered to girls and boys who wish to be choristers. The Girls' and Boys' choirs, which both have 18 choristers, will split the duties equally between them. All of the choristers will be educated here at The Cathedral School and will receive a scholarship for their commitment. For further information about this fantastic opportunity, please click here

Chorister Open Evenings, Tuesday 7th June (Boys) & Wednesday 8th June (Girls)

We are looking forward to welcoming children aged 7-10 to our Chorister Open Evenings on Tuesday 7th June (Boys) and Wednesday 8th June (Girls) to experience what being a chorister at Llandaff Cathedral is all about. Visiting families will have the opportunity to meet the Director of Music at Llandaff Cathedral and staff from The Cathedral School, hear from chorister parents and the children will join current choristers to learn a short piece to sing at Evensong in the beautiful Llandaff Cathedral.  Chorister auditions for September 2022 entry will take place week commencing 13th June. For further information or to book a place, please see the FAQs and booking form below.

The benefits of being a Chorister 

  • The privilege of playing a leading role in leading people in the worship of Almighty God: many people find that sacred choral music helps lift their hearts and minds from the mundane to the transcendent. There are few more wonderful things to be involved with than this.
  • A musical education like no other with tuition given for free. 
  • Confidence building
  • A new group of friends - a chance to meet other boys/girls who enjoy making music and want to develop their talent
  • Opportunities to participate in concerts and recordings, and visit other parts of the world whilst making wonderful music
  • To work with a professional Director of Music
  • Some reduction on the fees at the Cathedral School

How to become a Chorister 

Singing in the Cathedral is a privilege, and one that will be part of a child's life forever. Obviously an ability and a desire to sing is essential. Sight reading of music is not essential although it is helpful. Older boys/girls with musical ability may be accepted if they pass an elementary audition.

Please contact the Registrar, Ms Deborah Whitehouse 
on 029 2083 8504 or registrar@cathedral-school.co.uk in the first instance to discuss choral opportunities. 

The Cathedral School Chorister Evenings

Tuesday 7th June (boys) and Wednesday 8th June (girls) 2022

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