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CATHEDRAL EVENT FOR 'WOULD BE' CHORISTERS

In a bid to encourage new recruits for the Choir, Ely Cathedral is inviting children from schools across the region to find their singing voice at a specially organised event on Saturday 18 January 2020. 'The Chorister Experience' is specifically aimed at boys currently in years 2 and 3, inviting them to participate in musical workshops , interactive games and an opportunity to sing Evensong with the famous Cathedral Choir for any boy who would like to.

Edmund Aldhouse, Director of Music at Ely Cathedral says 'We are hoping to hear from boys from across the region who have some talent and enjoy music and singing. Our current choristers come from differing schools and backgrounds and we relish the diversity and enthusiasm each boy brings to the Choir. Being a Chorister at Ely can offer some incredible experiences, lifelong friendships and quite a lot of fun'.

For further information including times and the option to register your interest please visit www.elycathedral.org/events/the-chorister-experience.

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For further information please contact Lesley Ann Thompson - 01353 660350 / 07930 918885

About Ely Cathedral

Highly regarded by historians and architects from all over the world for its beauty and size, Ely Cathedral is widely acknowledged as 'one of the wonders of the Medieval world'. Visible for miles around, the Cathedral is often referred to as 'The Ship of the Fens'.

The present building dates from 1081 and is a remarkable example of both Romanesque and Norman architecture. In addition to its unique Octagon Tower and magnificent Lady Chapel, Ely has the third longest nave of any UK Cathedral. The Cathedral's role today is not so far removed from its days as a Benedictine monastery and offers regular daily worship with a special emphasis on choral music. It still maintains a resident choir of 22 choristers and 6 lay clerks and so continues the tradition of choral evensong every day of the week during term time.

As well as being a major visitor attraction, the Cathedral serves as a cultural focal point for East Anglia by providing a unique venue for the arts & music, for exhibitions, concerts and theatre. Most recently Ely has gained global recognition a prominent film location including Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, Macbeth, The King's Speech and The Crown.