Durham Cathedral Choir consists of 20 girl Choristers and 20 boy Choristers who sing separately alongside the 12 gentlemen of the Choir. Choristers typically join the Choir between the ages of 8 and 10, and remain until the age of 13.

All Choristers attend The Chorister School, where they receive a discounted education as full boarding pupils. Choristers are able to participate in the extra-curricular activities that the School offers, including drama and sport. Choristers receive a first class musical education and experience performing to the highest of standards in one of Britain’s favourite buildings. The majority of the Choir’s singing takes place during the daily worship of Durham Cathedral. However, the Choir also takes part in concerts, recordings, live broadcasts on the radio and television, and international tours.

For more information and an application form,
please telephone 0191 384 2935 or


Our next Come and be a Chorister for the Day takes place on 4 November 2017 (2.30 – 6 pm).  please email for further details.

Prospective Choristers and their parents may wish to read the current Choir Handbook which is available to download by following the link below.

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