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Durham Cathedral invites 6-10 year olds to be a chorister for the day

May 9, 2016 | Leisure & Lifestyle

Children who love music are being invited to try their hand at being a Durham Cathedral chorister for the day.

Children aged 6-10 years old can come along and enjoy making music in one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, with some of the country’s most talented choristers.

Durham Cathedral’s master of the choristers and organist, Dr James Lancelot, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for children who enjoy singing and being part of a successful team to spend time making music together. They don’t have to have any previous experience, just a love of singing and plenty of enthusiasm.”

Durham Cathedral Choristers sing at daily services and special events throughout the year are renowned for their excellence. In recent years the choir has toured Europe and made appearances on TV and radio including BBC Radio Three for Choral Evensong. All choristers are educated at the prestigious Chorister School, set within the grounds of Durham Cathedral, on the Durham World Heritage Site.

The chorister taster day runs from 2.30pm-6pm on Saturday 14th May and the children who have taken part in the workshop will sing with the cathedral choir during Evensong at 5.15pm, to which parents and friends are warmly invited.