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Chorister Voice Trials

Chorister Voice Trials

Canterbury Cathedral Choir is looking to award substantial scholarships to talented boys who would like to join them in September 2015.  Auditions, for a long time referred to as a Voice Trial, will be held on Saturday 8 November 2014.

Don’t wait until then, though! Boys who are 7 or 8 years old and who enjoy singing can be considered. The Cathedral’s Director of Music, David Flood, will be delighted to meet and advise them at any convenient time. It is not necessary to have had any musical training at all: Dr Flood will be looking for potential.  He will give lots of encouragement, help about how to prepare for the audition and can answer any queries and give all sorts of information. He makes sure that all the music-making in the Cathedral is fun and the life of a chorister is a wonderful and unique experience.

The choristers, all 25 of them, enjoy the excellent facilities of St Edmund’s School, Canterbury and receive very substantial scholarships from the Cathedral.  The Cathedral Choir House has recently enjoyed a £2 million renovation.

During the last year the choir has been featured on national television and radio and in April 2014 made a tour to northern Norway for the first time.  Their new CD “Evensong” is released in September and in April 2015 they will again make a two-week tour to the USA.  Canterbury Cathedral choir enjoys the very highest reputation across the world and performs to many thousands of people every year, at home and through radio and television.  Their recent CD “Ceremony” was heralded by the Sunday Times as “world class”.

The life of a chorister is full of excitement and the huge reward of being part of such a special team.  It is the chance of a lifetime.

For further information, please contact David Flood on 01227 865242 or davidf@canterbury-cathedral.org.

 

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