News, events and schools' information for families across Bath and West Wiltshire

Children aged 7-9 years are being invited to experience a day in the life of a chorister at Wells Cathedral. The experience takes place on 17 September and includes singing games, learning about the cathedral and finding out what a Chorister really does.

Lunch is provided, and at the end of the day the children sing Evensong with the Cathedral Choir. In the afternoon, parents can take a tour of the school and have afternoon tea in the historic Vicars’ Hall before the Evensong service.

Wells Cathedral Choir celebrated its 1,100th birthday in 2009: boys first sang at Wells Cathedral in 909 and the full choral tradition dates back over 800 years. In 1994, Wells Cathedral became one of the first to launch a girls’ choir. Today, the Cathedral Choir, considered to be one of the finest in the world, consists of Boy Choristers, Girl Choristers and a professional ‘back row’ of 12 Vicars Choral. 

The choir was recognised by Gramophone Magazine as the finest choir with children in the world. The Choristers consist of 18 boys and 18 girls, with two separate choirs taking it in turns to sing with the Vicars Choral, and occasionally performing on their own. All Choristers are educated at Wells Cathedral School.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact the Cathedral Music Office via email hidden; JavaScript is required or on 01749 674483. Please visit the website for more information about the Choristers