The latest copy of Wells Cathedral Choir's newsletter, 'The Choir Courier' is available to download here. Full of news of the choristers' activities over the past 12 months, the newsletter
also includes tributes to Iain Ball, the recently retired Chairman of the Chorister Trust. Please click on the link to download the newsletter to read at your leisure.
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The Very Rev'd John Clarke, Dean of Wells
Sponsored Walk Exceeds Funds Target!
The fundraising walk undertaken by Organist and Master of the Choristers of Wells Cathedral, Matthew Owens and his dog, Elsie, has succeeded
in doubling the initial £5000 target. Mr Owens and his four-legged companion walked the complete 50-mile length of the Mendip Way, from Weston-super-Mare to Frome, across the tops of the Mendip Hills.
THE LIFE OF A CHORISTER
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ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE THROUGH OPPORTUNITY
Since its foundation in 909, Wells Cathedral Choir has filled the Cathedral with glorious music and now has an outstanding reputation. To attract new choristers and to mantain the very high standards required, Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust's primary objective is to secure a permanent endowment fund to provide bursaries for choristers in support of their education and to ensure that no chorister is barred from this opportunity on financial grounds.
Music is at the heart of Wells, England’s smallest city, in the beautiful county of Somerset. Here, one of only four government-supported music schools in England prepares musicians to perform professionally on the leading stages of the world. Central to the musical life of Wells is singing, and Wells Cathedral Choir was named last year by Gramophone magazine as the best choir in the
world with children. Many former choristers, boys and girls, have been part of the Wellensian Consort, current holders of the title BBC Choir of the Year. We want to make the choral training that a chorister life provides open to the most talented children, regardless of the income of their parents. To achieve this we need you to support the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust. Please help us to invest generously in the future of musical excellence in this country. Thank you.
The life of a Wells chorister is an exciting and varied one, where the daily acitivities can range from singing in a standard
service to a CD recording session, broadcast for TV or radio, concert in a Royal palace, and so on. This short video lets the choristers tell their story in their own words and shows some of the activities in which they may engage.