Have the chance to experience life as a Chorister for the day.
On Tuesday 15th November 2016, Truro Catheral and Truro School are hosting ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’. From morning rehearsals through to school lessons and finishing with an Evensong service in which the girls will be able to sing with the Cathedral Choir, the day gives a real insight into life as a chorister.
Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, Christopher Gray:
“This is a rare opportunity for girls aged 11 to 13 to have a behind-the-scenes look at how our professional choir operates, and to see if a choristership might be right for them. At the very least, they are sure to have a fun and interesting day, with some singing we hope they will remember for the rest of their lives!”
Girls who are currently in Years 7 or 8 can apply for entry into the Choir when they reach Year 9 the following September. Girls from any school can apply, though if successful they have to move to Truro School.
The official chorister auditions take place at Truro School in January, followed by Truro School’s entrance exam.
Experienced staff from the Cathedral and School assess each application carefully to decide whether a Chorister place is right for the student.
Girls are asked to prepare a song of their choice that shows off their voice well.
Places for the event are free of charge, please contact Truro School’s Director of Admissions, Jayne Grigg, on 01872 272763 or at email@example.com to reserve a place.
This is a live recording of the anthem at Truro Cathedral’s Evensong on 30th June 2016. The Cathedral Choir’s girl Choristers are conducted by Luke Bond, the organ is played by Joseph O’Berry, and the violin solo is played by Martha Prindl, one of the Choristers.