Become a chorister
Salisbury Cathedral School Choristers, encompassing parallel girls and boys choirs, are world-famous, achieving excellence day in and day out as a living part of the Cathedral’s 900-year musical heritage.
Some of the most musically gifted 8-13 year olds in the country make up the 16 girls and 16 boys in our two choirs.
They get to practice and sing some of the most sublime music ever written, pieces from as early as 1100 AD right the way through to current specially commissioned works, in a beautiful and iconic Cathedral setting. Choristers’ lives are enriched by a busy programme of concerts on the national international stage as well as broadcast and recording opportunities and tours abroad. They are also given every opportunity to fully participate in the academic, sporting and cultural life of our school, all the while benefiting from the warmth, care and enormous bonds of friendship developed within a family atmosphere.
‘Be a Chorister for a day’
This is an annual event for children in school years 2, 3 and 4 and is held in October. It is a chance to sing with the current choristers, tour the school and take part by singing a portion of the evensong service. Boarding for Choristers is not obligatory but there are a few occasions during the year, for example Easter and Christmas, when the Choristers all board together in order to take the pressure off a packed timetable. Therefore, a tour of the boarding house is also part of the day.
BACFAD will be held on Saturday 7th October 2023
For more information and to book to attend click here Be A Chorister For A Day 2023 - Salisbury Cathedral
Voice trials and preparation
We want to give Chorister hopefuls every opportunity to be at their best for voice trials and so pre-auditions can be arranged throughout the year. We would also encourage a personal informal meeting with our Director of Music, David Halls or his assistant, John Challenger who can advise on how to get the optimum benefit from the main voice trials which are held in January for girls in Years 3, 4 and 5 and February for boys in the same school years. Voice trials include a short singing piece, aural tests and sight singing. We are also always looking out for a genuine enthusiasm and energy too!
For more information and to book an informal voice trial please contact Jojo Orange, Registrar at Salisbury Cathedral School firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys' Voice Trial - May 2023
We are holding Voice Trials for boys only (currently in Year 3 and Year 5) on Saturday 13th May 2023.
Dates for 2023:
- Be A Chorister for a Day (BACFAD): Saturday 7th October 2023
- Voice Trial Workshop: Saturday 2nd December 2023
For more information and to book a place please contact Catherine Mitchell, Music Officer at Salisbury Cathedral email@example.com
Dates for 2024:
- Girls' Voice Trials: Saturday 20th January 2024 (for girls in Year 3, 4 and 5)
- Boys' Voice Trials: Saturday 27th January 2024 (for boys in Year 3, 4 and 5)
For more information please contact
For more information please contact Jojo Orange, Registrar at Salisbury Cathedral School firstname.lastname@example.org