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COULD YOUR SON BE A CHORISTER?
WOULD YOUR SON LIKE TO SING IN ONE OF THE FINEST CATHEDRALS IN EUROPE?

Ely Cathedral's 22 boy choristers sing up to six services each week. The boys are in Years 3 to 8 in King's Ely Junior. There is no boarding requirement for Junior probationers in year 3 and the schedule for these youngest boys is specially devised to gradually introduce them to choir routine. Probationer status continues into year 4 when the boys are free at weekends until they become full choristers. Full choristers benefit from a very flexible approach to boarding in Choir House which enables them to go home on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings - if they wish. In a normal week, all choristers are free until 3pm on Saturdays

It is our aim to ensure that no suitable child is denied the possibility of becoming a chorister for financial reasons. In addition to what follows below, any parents may apply for extra financial assistance.

All choristers are supported by the Cathedral Chapter and by King's Ely. Junior probationers in year 3 receive an award of 20% of the school's day fees. Boys in years 4 to 8 receive an award of 50% off boarding fees whilst in King's Junior. In addition, choristers who progress into King's Ely Senior continue to receive an award of up to 33% of applicable day or boarding fees for as long as they remain at King's Ely.

We are happy to arrange informal assessments and / or Voice Trials at any convenient time. 

Voice Trials

There are vacancies for boys aged 7+, 8+ and 9+ in the Cathedral Choir. We are on the lookout for bright, intelligent boys who show musical potential and who clearly love to sing. Formal voice training is definitely not a prerequisite! The voice trial consists of singing (a simple hymn tune will do, but more complicated choices are frequently offered), voice checks, ear tests and reading / academic tests.

Next Steps


Find out more about voice trials and King's Ely Junior:

King's Ely Junior
ELY
CB7 4DB

Telephone: +44 (0)1353 660732
Fax: +44 (0)1353 665281
E-mail: gro/ylesgnik//snoissimda

www.kingsely.org

Contact Paul Trepte, the Cathedral's Director of Music for an informal discussion:

The Chapter House
The College
ELY
CB7 4DL

Telephone: +44 (0)1353 660336
Fax: +44 (0)1353 665658
E-mail: gro/lardehtacyle//etpert/p

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