Each year sees opportunities for pupils to participate in dramatic productions at The Chorister School. The Pre-School and Pre-Prep pupils present their annual Nativity Play in the Assembly Hall and the Cathedral Chapter House at the end of the Michaelmas Term. Pupils in Forms 1 and 2 present an annual Middle School Drama in the Lent Term, and pupils in the Senior Years participate in the annual Musical, which is staged in Durham’s Gala Theatre.
In addition, groups of pupils have the opportunity to participate in larger projects with external professionals.
The 3rd Form recently sang the chorus parts in a production of Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Little Sweep’ at The Witham Theatre in Barnard Castle. The child solo roles were taken by pupils in Forms 4-6 alongside professional singers who sang the adult parts.
In May 2017, a selection of senior Choristers and members of the Galilee Choir were invited to form the chorus for the English Touring Opera’s production of Tosca.
Recent productions include
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Jack and the Beanstalk
Prep School Summer Productions:
The King and I (2017)