The Chorister Experience is a new event for boys in Years 2 and 3. The first Chorister Experience was held in January 2020.
It gives boys a taste of life in Ely Cathedral Choir and culminates in the chance to sing Evensong under the famous Octagon Tower. Along the way they'll have a chance to dress in choir robes, meet the current choristers and discover the fascinating history of one of England's most famous ancient buildings.
The day consists of singing games and workshops led by the Cathedral's professional music team, as well as arts and crafts activities, and ends with Evensong which starts at 4pm. Participants are fully supervised throughout the day by the Cathedral's staff (all of whom are trained in Safeguarding and fully DBS cleared) and there are separate events for parents and guardians. A cooked lunch is provided, as are refreshments throughout the day. Each boy will go home with a goodie bag and - we hope - the memory of a fantastic day of music-making,
Choristership is a uniquely rewarding opportunity and the one of the best starts in life a child can have. The professional skills it teaches last a lifetime and equip children for many different careers: former England cricket captain Sir Alastair Cook, singer and actor Alexander Armstrong and MP David Lammy all attribute their success to the training they received as choristers.
You can find out much more about Ely Cathedral Choir and what it's like to be a chorister on the Cathedral website.
All participants must register in advance for the day. Please contact us on 01353 660336, 01353 660311 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.