Girl Choristers


What is a chorister?

A chorister is a girl or boy member of a professional team in which all the singers play an important part – regardless of their age or experience. 

Choristers can join the choir from the age of six years old.

What do they do?

The Choristers sing almost every day, and benefit from an education in the traditions of English Cathedral music.

As well as having the opportunity to make music alongside professional musicians, every chorister receives an all-round musical education, including regular singing and music theory lessons.

You can find out more about the daily life of a Cathedral Chorister here.

The King's School

Choristers attend the King’s School and benefit from an attractive Choral Scholarship towards fees. For pupils who require further financial support, additional means-tested bursaries may be available from the school or from external organisations. 

On leaving the choir, the pupil is able to apply for a music scholarship from the school until their education is completed.

To find out more about King's, and how to apply for a Choristership, please contact the School Admissions Office on 01452 337337 or visit

joining the cathedral choir


How do I become a chorister?

Prospective Choristers are auditioned by the Director of Music and applications should preferably be made when the child is in School Years 2, 3, or 4. It is usual to have an informal voice test, followed some months later by a formal Voice Trial. Once accepted as a Probationer Chorister they attend the King’s School (entrance as a Chorister is dependent upon being accepted into the school too).

If you would like more information about becoming a Chorister or details about how to apply for a Chorister audition, please email: