Be a Chorister for a Day – Michaelams Term 2021 (date to be confirmed)
Do you have a son or daughter who loves to sing? Have you ever considered entering them for a Choristership, but had no idea what was involved?
Every year during the Michaelmas Term (date tbc) we give children between the age of 6-9 the chance to be ‘A Chorister for the Day’.
Our visitors arrive at Dean Close Preparatory School in the afternoon. Parents will have a chance to meet key members of staff and receive a short presentation about what it means to be a Chorister in Schola Cantorum and a pupil at Dean Close Preparatory School. Meanwhile the children will enjoy some professional singing coaching, both from the Director of the Schola Cantorum and other key music staff.
The children will then have tea and perhaps play games with some of our Choristers, before travelling by coach to Tewkesbury Abbey, where they will be joined by the lay clerks (the gentlemen of the choir) for a rehearsal.
Evensong starts at 5.30pm and we encourage parents to come and watch their children and meet other parents and staff members.
After spending the ‘day’ with us, Mr Bell will contact parents to share further information about becoming a Chorister, including how to audition for a place.