Why be a chorister?
Cathedral choirs in the UK are the finest in the world, and no other nation has the same tradition of training young boys and girls to sing in cathedrals. A chorister’s musical education is second to none, producing young people who are organised, focused, hard-working, and often with a lifelong love of music, not just choral music.
Choristers enjoy a wealth of opportunities and experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Not only do they benefit from some of the finest musical tuition available, they perform regularly on a par with professional adult musicians. Most choristers spend five years in a cathedral, and it’s definitely hard work but it gives children many useful skills that will never leave them. Choristers often go on to become remarkably successful in a wide variety of fields due to the valuable arts of self-discipline, focus and organisation learnt ‘on the job’.