The King's School Gloucester announces dates for its next Chorister Voice Trials

Aspiring singers in Year 2 and 3 are invited to The King's School Gloucester's Chorister Voice Trials this February 2024, giving girls and boys the chance to become a part of the city's historic choral tradition as a member of Gloucester Cathedral's choir.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Talented singers in Year 2 and 3 can audition to become choristers at Gloucester Cathedral this February 2024.

The King's School Gloucester is inviting keen singers in Year 2 and 3 to its next Chorister Voice Trials, taking place at Gloucester Cathedral on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 February 2024.

Girls and boys with a talent and passion for singing can audition and no special coaching or voice training is required — they simply need to sing their favourite song, hymn or even nursery rhyme.

Conducted by Gloucester Cathedral's director of music, Adrian Partington, he'll be looking for children with ability and enthusiasm for singing, as well as a confident approach.  

Choristers play an integral part in worship at the cathedral, regularly singing at services and taking part in exciting events like the Three Choirs Festival every year, with the routine of rehearsals and performances helping to build important life skills such as concentration, teamwork, confidence and musical ability. 

Gloucester Cathedral's choristers are also educated at the award-winning King's School Gloucester, benefitting from a generous reduction in fees and an enriching musical education which includes expert tuition in music theory and at least one musical instrument, as well as singing lessons — not to mention a diverse co-curricular programme and nurturing pastoral care from both the school and the cathedral communities. 

When choristers leave the choir, they are eligible to apply for music scholarships and bursaries at King's, too, with many ex-choristers going on to complete their education at the school. 

Girls' auditions take place on Wednesday 28, while boys' auditions are being held on Thursday 29 February 2024. 

For information, or to apply for the Chorister Voice Trials, visit

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