Do you know a child who loves singing and enjoys making music? York Minster and St Peter’s School are looking for children currently in Year 3 to join York Minster Choir from September 2021. There are 40 girl and boy choristers who collectively sing at eight services each week as part of the world-class York Minster Choir.
What it means to be a York Minster chorister
Here are ten reasons why you should consider this life-changing opportunity for your child:
– Choristers are educated at St Peter’s School, one of the country’s leading independent schools and The Sunday Times North Independent School of the Year 2019.
– Choristers develop a lifelong love of music and become proficient musicians.
– Choristers can discover their talents in music, academics, culture and sports thanks to the extensive co-curricular programme at St Peter’s.
– Choristers sing in one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals each day.
– The choristers are part of a 1,000-year-old tradition of church music. The shared heritage between St Peter’s and York Minster can be traced back to 627AD!
– Choristers make friends for life as a result of their shared experiences.
– Choristers are confident, resilient, organised, focused and excellent team players.
– Being a chorister can transform a child’s prospects in life beyond school.
– Fees are subsidised by the Dean and Chapter of York Minster, with a minimum subsidy of 60%.
– “I love being a chorister. I love the music and the services, and I feel calm when I sing” (Lola, current chorister)