Congratulations to the five new choristers who have been selected to join the Canterbury Cathedral Choir from September, entering in year 4.
Adetola, Benedict, Dominic, Oren, and Thomas, all 8 years old, who were successful during the audition process, will become part of Canterbury’s historic choral tradition and, later on, by having their names added to the membership of the Cathedral Foundation.
The boys in year 7 will be formally installed to the Choir by the Very Revd Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury, later in the year once the Cathedral is able to fully reopen, when there will be a time to celebrate.
Organist and Master of the Choristers, Dr David Flood, said: “It is always a very exciting time when young choristers join our team and this year will be very special as we settle down again after the challenges of the past months. These boys will have the opportunity of a lifetime!”
The choristers sing at services six days a week, continuing a 1,400 year old tradition and making it one of the longest-established musical foundations in the world. They are also involved in all the special events that take place in the Cathedral and make recordings, broadcasts and concert appearances on a regular basis.