Come and Be A Chorister: Wakefield Cathedral this Saturday

Wakefield Cathedral will hold a Come And Be A Chorister Day this Saturday September 16th from 12.30pm – 4.30pm.

The day will give children aged seven upwards a taster of what it is like to sing in a cathedral and be part of a great choral tradition.

Famous Cathedral choristers include comedian and the BBC’s Pointless quizmaster Alexander Armstrong who on his time as a Cathedral chorister  has said that any child who had been a chorister was destined to have a fulfilling life.

The event is part of an annual recruitment drive to bring new voices into the Cathedral which has a world class choir of boys, girls and men. The girls choir is the second oldest of all Cathedral choirs in England and has just celebrated their 25th birthday.

Members of the choirs have sung in St Paul’s Cathedral; on BBC’s Songs of Praise, in concert for BBC Radio 3 as well as at cathedrals and other venues at home and abroad.

The Revd Canon Leah Vasey Saunders, canon precentor at the Cathedral said: “Children singing in choirs gain skills for life, they make strong lasting friendships, get an outstanding musical education, and have amazing fun experiences.”

The Come and Be A Chorister Day is for all children whose voices are yet unbroken and includes a Children’s Discovery tour of the Cathedral, singing games and a light tea. In the afternoon they will be invited to take part in their very first Evensong at 3.30pm. Parents and carers are very welcome to the service.

Interested? To book a place contact the office on 01924 373923 or email


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