Boys needed to train as choristers!

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Unique opportunity for boys to train as choristers at Wells Cathedral!

The internationally renowned Wells Cathedral Choir is looking for boys in current school years 3 and 4 to become choristers from September 2017.

The choir has a long, impressive history, having been formed over 1,100 years ago before the current medieval Cathedral was built! Boy choristers have sung at Wells since 909, with the girls’ choir being introduced relatively recently in only 1994.

In 2011 the choir an international jury from Gramophone Magazine voted Wells Cathedral Choir the greatest choir with children in the world, and the sixth greatest overall.

The choir’s principal and most important responsibility is singing the services at the Cathedral. All choristers are educated at Wells Cathedral School, for which scholarships and additional bursaries are available to assist with fees. Wells Cathedral School is one of the oldest schools in Europe, having been formed in 909 as a school for the Cathedral’s boy choristers. It is now one of the finest specialist musical schools in the country, and provides a first class academic education within its beautiful historic backdrop.

For more information and to arrange an informal audition, please telephone 01749 834213 or e-mail [email protected]

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Photo credit: Jacinth Latta