The 20 Choristers of Norwich Cathedral are boys between the ages of 8 and 13. They are selected by competitive audition and receive their education at Norwich School, an independent school located within the Cathedral Close. Most boys continue their education at Norwich School even after leaving the Cathedral Choir.
Responsibilities and benefits
The Choristers sing 5 services each week (generally not on Saturdays) during school terms as well as Christmas, Holy Week and Easter. They receive a thorough education in vocal production and musical theory, and the daily performance requires both discipline and skill.
They take immense pride in performing their traditional role as a key part of worship in the Cathedral. They also enjoy giving concerts in Norfolk and further afield (recent tours include France, Norway and the USA), performing on radio and television, and making commercial recordings.
How to apply
If you would like to explore the possibility of your son becoming a Chorister at Norwich Cathedral, do contact the Liturgy and Music Administrator, Kristina Bartlette, firstname.lastname@example.org (01603 218306).
We are happy for any child from the age of 6 upwards to come and sing to the Master of Music informally. Enquiries are welcomed from boys of all educational and financial backgrounds; a clear voice and quick ear is all that is needed at this first stage.
Generous financial support for Choristers
The Choristers receive financial support from a charity called the Choir Endowment Fund (Patron: Edward Gardner), which has recently received additional support from The Ouseley Church Music Trust.
50 per cent of Norwich School fees are presently paid by the Fund and further financial help may be available from other charitable trusts.