Gloucester Cathedral Choir is holding its annual formal voice trials for boy choristers this Friday.

Talented boys aged 6-9 who enjoy singing are being invited to audition for the possibility to join the historic Cathedral Choir.


Successful applicants will receive a world-class musical education and will have the opportunity to sing alongside professionals in the magnificent Cathedral six times a week.  As well as regular weekly services during term-time, the Choir sings at high-profile events at the Cathedral throughout the Christian year including Christmas and Easter.  Other performance opportunities include singing in the diocese, making recordings and broadcasts, as well as touring abroad.  Previous successful trips have included Canada, USA, South Africa and Sweden.


Choristers treasure the memories they make during their time in the choir and enjoy the unique camaraderie that being a Chorister can foster.  Former Head Chorister, Oliver Gibb recalls: ‘I would definitely recommend joining the choir, even though you work hard it is an enjoyable experience.’


Boy Choristers are educated at the King’s School, Gloucester, where their specific interests are fully supported; with this place comes a Scholarship, which reduces King’s School fees by 75%.  When a Chorister’s voice breaks, and they leave the Cathedral Choir, their Scholarship continues at 60% to enable boys to continue their schooling right through to 18 years, and to benefit from the renowned education on offer at King’s.


The Chorister Voice Trials are being held at the Cathedral from 9am on Friday 22 January 2016, attended by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Adrian Partington, and representatives of the Cathedral Music Department.  To register for a voice trial, or for further information, please contact Sharon Bird, King’s School Registrar on 01452 337337 or email: s.bird@thekingsschool.co.uk

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