Being a Chorister For a Day

On Saturday 14 October, the Cathedral again hosted its fabulous, free ‘behind the scenes’ day, where children were able to experience the life of a Cathedral chorister. 

Forty-one girls and boys, aged between seven and ten, came from schools across Somerset and beyond for the annual Be a Chorister for a Day event where they met the Cathedral choristers and participated in singing workshops. The day culminated in singing Choral Evensong in the Quire of the Cathedral with the award-winning and world-renowned choir. The children performed the anthem Love Divine by Howard Goodall, helped the choir lead the two hymns in the service, and learned to process in and out.

There were also events for the children’s parents, including a tour of Wells Cathedral School and Tea in the historic Vicars’ Hall. It was a great success and everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

If you are interested in the 2018 event, please contact the Cathedral Music Office via musicoffice@wellscathedral.uk.net.  If you can’t wait that long you may like to join Wells Cathedral Song Squad, which meets on Tuesday nights. Contact Tricia Rees-Jones via triciarj1@gmail.com for more details.