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 thekingsschool.co.uk/about-us/choristers.