CALLING LOCAL GIRLS AND BOYS AGED 7-13 WHO CAN SING!
ELY CATHEDRAL IS INVITING MORE YOUNG SINGERS (AGED 7-13) TO JOIN THE RANKS OF ITS WELL ESTABLISHED AND HIGHLY REGARDED CHILDREN'S CHOIR, THE ELY IMPS
10th Anniversary Year!
The choir appeared in public for the first time in 2006 when over 100 boys and girls aged 7-13 sang to a packed cathedral under the baton of the world-famous Cambridge based composer, John Rutter.
In its 10th anniversary year the choir will participate in many exciting concerts, services and events including a special concert on Saturday 25 June 2016 when John Rutter will return to conduct a part of the programme.
Although The Ely Imps was not set up as a ready-made recruiting pool for the main cathedral choirs, a good many boys and girls have been fired up by the singing experience they have gained and gone on to become cathedral choristers.
Our 55-minute rehearsals are deliberately planned to take place on varied weekday evenings so that children with other commitments can attend regularly without sacrificing their other interests. The emphasis is always on the fun and joy of singing and the feedback from the kids and their parents has always been extremely positive. Singing is enjoying quite a resurgence these days - in part thanks to TV programmes which have demonstrated that a "feel good" factor is among its many benefits. Singing in the fabulous setting of Ely Cathedral under the guidance of professional experts (such as our singing animateur, Rebecca Duckworth), is an especially rewarding experience. If you know a boy or girl in this age group who enjoys singing, do please encourage their parents to get in touch with us as soon as possible. The more the merrier!"
Interested? If so please contact the Administrator, Anne Mizen, gro/lardehtacyle//nezim/a. Tel: 01353 664470 as soon as possible to arrange a time to sing to Mr. Trepte who will be pleased to meet children and their parents at any convenient time. Those who inquire will be given an individual time slot to show how well they can sing. It is best to bring a song along, but if that is a problem Mr. Trepte will be happy to devise some singing games instead.
There is no need to be scared of an "audition" because the occasion will be a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
Don't be shy! Give it a try!
The Ely Imps
Directed by: Paul Trepte
Administrator: Anne Mizen
87 Downham Road
Tel: 01353 664470
Please view our Choral Music at Ely Cathedral leaflet.
Aled Jones with the Imps Enlarge
Entertaining the residents of Soham Lodge with Christmas carols Enlarge
Paul Trepte rehearsing the Ely Imps