Choristers

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.  All are currently boarding pupils, but from September 2018 we will be admitting Choristers as day pupils in the school beginning with the youngest Choristers in years 4 and 5.  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
email registrar@thechoristerschool.com

 

Our next Chorister Experience Day takes place on 24 February 2018 (12.30 – 6 pm) when children in school years 2 to 5 will sing alongside the Cathedral Choristers and find out about their life at Durham Cathedral and The Chorister School. For more details, please contact Rebecca Dodd by emailing music@durhamcathedral.co.uk

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Our next Chorister Auditions take place on Saturday 3 March for girls and Saturday 17 March for boys. Please email registrar@thechoristerschool.com for further details.

 

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

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pdf Choir Handbook 2017 2 MB