Musical Outreach

Musical Outreach


Be a Chorister for a Day

Each autumn, Wells Cathedral holds a fabulous free event called Be a Chorister for a Day, where children can experience what it is like to be a Cathedral Chorister. The event is open to children aged between 6 and 9, there are fun singing workshops, and the day ends with them taking part in the Evensong service alongside the Cathedral Choir.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 21 September 2024.

The experience includes singing games, learning about the Cathedral, and finding out what a Chorister really does. At the end of the afternoon the children sing Evensong with the Cathedral Choir. Parents can take a tour of the School if they wish, before enjoying the Evensong service. Find out more about Choristerships here.

If you are interested in the next event and would like to register for a place, please contact the Cathedral Music Office via musicoffice@wellscathedral.org.uk.

Wells Cathedral Youth Choir

The Cathedral Youth Choir began in January 2024 and is a free, fun group open to all aged 11–18 years with a passion for choral music.

The Youth Choir meets on Wednesdays in term time, 6.15 p.m.–7.30 p.m., in the Cathedral. Click on the link below to register you child today, and for more information, please email natalie.manning@wellscathedral.org.uk

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Song Squad

Would you like to sing, have fun and make new friends?

Wells Cathedral Song Squad is our Junior Choir open to all children aged 4 to 13 (inclusive), who attend any school. It’s great fun and there’s no audition. The only requirements are an eagerness to learn and a love of singing! Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays during term time from 4.45pm – 5.40pm (for the 4–6 year-olds) and 5.00 pm – 6.15 pm (for the 7–13 year olds), in the Education Room at Wells Cathedral.

For those aged 4-6 there is Wells Cathedral Song Squad Minis. This training choir for the well-established Song Squad gives younger children the opportunity to sing to a high standard and perform concerts both on their own and alongside Song Squad. For children aged 7-13 we have Wells Cathedral Song Squad.

Both choirs are great fun, open to all who attend any school, and there is no need to audition – children just need to enjoy singing!

For more information on either choir, please contact Jill via songsquad@wellscathedral.org.uk

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