On Saturday 8 October, Wells Cathedral hosted its annual fabulous, free ‘behind the scenes’ day, where children were able to experience the life of a Cathedral chorister.
Forty five 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 our Cathedral choristers and participated in singing workshops. The day culminated in singing Choral Evensong in the Quire of the Cathedral with the choir. The children performed the Anthem The Lord is my shepherd by Howard Goodall, helped the Choir lead the two hymns in the service, and learnt 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.
A selection of photographs from the day is shown below.
(If you are interested in the 2017 event, please contact the Cathedral Music Office via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t wait that long, you may like to join Wells Junior Choir, which meets on Tuesday nights. Contact Tricia Rees-Jones via email@example.com for more details.)