Worcester Cathedral Choristers form a strong team of happy and talented boys, aged from seven, who are educated at King’s Worcester and King’s St Alban’s.
Choristers sing during the daily services at Worcester Cathedral and, whilst their work is demanding, it is hugely rewarding. Boys leave the choir when their voice changes, though many continue to play a major part in the musical life of the school. A large number of Choristers have been awarded choral and organ scholarships at Oxbridge colleges and others have entered the profession to become renowned conductors, choral directors, organists, or singers.
Pupils from the King’s Foundation feature prominently in the cathedral’s Music Department; whilst all of the boy Choristers attend either King’s Worcester or King’s St Albans, an increasing number of voluntary choir Choristers and girl Choristers are also pupils at one of the three schools in the Foundation.
If you would like to find out more about Chorister opportunities, please contact Samuel Hudson at Worcester Cathedral on 01905 732917.
A large number of Choristers have been awarded Choral and Organ Scholarships at Oxbridge colleges and others have entered the profession to become renowned conductors, choral directors, organists, or singers.
A Chorister’s Day
On weekdays, Choristers attend a morning practice before the start of the school day (beginning at 8.15am), and then go to the cathedral after school for choir tea, a further rehearsal, and the singing of Choral Evensong at 5.30pm.
The Choristers sing two services on Sunday: the Eucharist at 10.30am and Evensong at 4.00pm.
Tuesday and Saturday are usually free of choir commitments.
Choristers play a full role in the cathedral’s major feasts of Christmas and Easter, when they sing at services, concerts and other events, including the cathedral’s popular Christmas Tree Festival.
The choir year gives time for social events and gatherings, including the annual pancake race around the cathedral’s cloister.
Be a Chorister for an Afternoon
We run regular ‘Be a Chorister for an Afternoon’ events to provide the opportunity to experience life as a Chorister for an afternoon. The event includes the opportunity to enjoy singing games with our cathedral music staff and sing with the Choristers during a service of Evensong, alongside having fun with the current Choristers and seeing what they get up to every day.
Please contact Samuel Hudson, Assistant Director of Music for more information.