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BACFAD Chorister WCS Wells Cathedral Independent School Somerset England

Experiencing Chorister life: Wells Cathedral welcomes forty aspiring Choristers for ‘a day in the life’

On Saturday 5 November, Wells Cathedral hosted a fabulous, free, ‘behind the scenes’ day, during which children were able to experience the life of a Cathedral Chorister.

Forty girls and boys aged between seven and nine came from schools across Somerset and beyond for the annual Be a Chorister for a Day event where they met the Cathedral Choristers and participated in fun singing workshops.

The day culminated in singing Choral Evensong in the Quire of the Cathedral with the award-winning and world-renowned Choir. The children performed the Anthem The Lord is my Shepherd by Howard Goodall, helped the Choir lead the two hymns in the service, and learnt how to process.

There were also events for the children’s parents, including a tour of Wells Cathedral School and tea in the historic Vicars’ Hall.

If you are interested in the 2023 Be a Chorister for a Day event, please contact the Cathedral Music Office via [email protected]. If you can’t wait that long, you may like to join Wells Cathedral Song Squad, the Cathedral’s un-auditioned choir for children aged 7-13, or Wells Cathedral Song Squad Minis, for children aged 4-6, both of which meet on Tuesday afternoons during term time. Contact Naomi MacLeod-Jones via [email protected] for more details.

BACFAD Chorister WCS Wells Cathedral Independent School Somerset England