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Be a Chorister for a Day

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Published March 9th 2016
Forget the Frozen Soundtrack - Try a Real Choir
In the heart of historic Newcastle-upon-Tyne sits St Nicholas Cathedral, the most Northern cathedral in England and one of the most beautiful places of worship I have ever visited.

Every term they throw open their doors to young people who love to sing, inviting children aged 7 to 13 to experience being a Cathedral Chorister for a day. The event is completely free and open to all families, the only prerequisites being an enthusiasm for music and a willingness to make new friends!

Founded in 1091, the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas has a tradition of beautiful music, particularly that of the longstanding children's choir, which has appeared on BBC Radio Three, performed at the Sage, and recorded a number of CD's. It is said that in the early 16th century the cathedral was visited by Princess Margaret (Daughter of Henry VII), who later recorded in her journal her wonder at the children there "who sang melodious hymns, accompanying themselves with instruments of many sorts."

The Be A Chorister Day gives your child the opportunity to be part of this amazing tradition. They can learn and perform a short song with the choir, try on real chorister's robes and even climb the Cathedral Tower… where they might find an unexpected surprise!

Places can be limited so don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like more information or to book a place. You can reach the music director via 0191 232 1939 or by emailing .

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Why? Musical fun and friendship
Phone: 0191 232 1939
Where: St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle
Cost: Free
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