Gloucester Cathedral is recruiting choristers

Voice trials for potential choristers of Gloucester Cathedral will be held on 23 January. Boys aged 6-9 are eligible to apply.

Gloucester Cathedral Choir is the successor to the boys and monks of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, who first sang daily worship in the cathedral almost 1,000 years ago. The ‘modern’ choir was established by Henry VIII in 1539 and today consists of up to 18 full and probationary choristers, seven lay clerks and four choral scholars. Choristers attend the neighbouring King’s School (as day boys), supported by chorister scholarships, while choral scholars join the choir for a year, usually before or after university or music college. The choir sings six services a week in term-time as well as major Easter and Christmas services. It also participates each summer in the Three Choirs Festival. All the boy choristers usually sing in the festival when it is taking place in Gloucester, while a smaller group of senior boys spend a week in Hereford or Worcester in the intervening years, staying with the families of fellow choristers from the host city.

For more information about the Gloucester Voice Trials please contact 01452 337337.