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A BEACON OF LIGHT
Children and Young People
ChoriStarters (School Year 2)
Our ChoriStarters training choir provides an introduction to the world of being a Cathedral Chorister, and the unique opportunities for learning and enjoyment that this offers.
ChoriStarters runs on Tuesdays from 4:15pm. Children can arrive from 4pm and have a snack with the Cathedral Choristers, before spending an hour singing fun songs and playing musical games. More advanced musical skills and the reading of notation is introduced in a light-hearted way as the year progresses.
From Year 3 onwards, children have the chance to audition to be a full Cathedral Chorister. We hope that some will want to take this opportunity, but there is no obligation to do so.
The Cathedral Boy and Girl Choristers (School Years 3+)
We offer a unique and valuable musical education to boys and girls from Newcastle, Gateshead and further afield in our Cathedral Choir (some travel from as far afield as the coast, Morpeth or Alnwick). There is no choir school and we work in partnership with a large number of local schools. If your child enjoys singing and making music, becoming a Newcastle Cathedral Chorister could enrich their life in many ways.
Senior Girls’ Choir (Years 10-13)
The Senior Girls’ Choir offers singers in Year 10 to 13 the opportunity to gain experience singing with Newcastle’s acclaimed and professional Cathedral Choir. This opportunity is open to all girls, regardless of cultural, social or religious background.