Cathedral seeks new choristers



First published in News

HEREFORD Cathedral Choir is holding an open morning for prospective choristers at the cathedral on Saturday, March 8, offering the chance for boys from six to eight to experience what it is like to be a chorister.

Geraint Bowen, the cathedral's director of music, said: "The life of a chorister is a busy one, but one which will give them experiences and skills to last a lifetime. This year we are inviting boys to come along and have a real hands-on experience. The morning includes an opportunity to take part in a short workshop with the choristers and sing with some of them in the cathedral.

"When parents hear the choristers sing for the first time, they often think that they must all be brilliant singers before they join the choir and are put off from enquiring further as a result," aded Geraint. "In fact, what we are looking for are boys who enjoy singing and being part of a team, and it is not necessary for them to have had any previous experience: it is the training they receive at the cathedral and the hard work that they put in which produces the results.’

As places at the open morning are limited, anyone planning to come is asked to book a place by contacting the cathedral office on 01432 374212 or

Details of choristerships can also be found on the cathedral website

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