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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Vacancy for Countertenor Choral Scholar
from September 2017 Free housing in the beautiful medieval Vicars’ Close, with a generous scholarship, extra fees package, and funding for singing lessons. Opportunities for work at Wells Cathedral School may be available. Applications are welcome from experienced gap-year students or graduates. Enquiries to: Mr Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, Wells Cathedral Music Office, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE Telephone: 01749 674483 Email: [email protected]
Matthew Owens, Organist & Master of the Choristers, is always pleased to hear from parents of prospective choristers.
Scholarships and additional bursaries for Wells Cathedral School, which all choristers attend, are available.
For more information, please telephone 01749 834213 or 01749 674483 or email [email protected]
“one of the most impressive of today’s British cathedral choirs” in “world-class form” Gramophone Magazine
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