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Published: 01 May 2015   updated: 12 Jun 2015

Ely Cathedral is on the look - out for some younger boys to join their ranks of choirboys this September. The new recruits will be known as 'Colt Choristers' and will be welcomed into the choir a year younger than usual as Y3 students rather than Y4.

The Cathedral has decided to go ahead with this change in recruitment as it presents a great opportunity for youngsters to develop their musicality and their singing from a very early age under the care and expertise of the staff and a tailor made schedule of training. Unlike the 22 boy choristers who currently board in a house in the Cathedral precinct, the Colts will be free at weekends and will not be required to board. After the successful completion of a year spent as a Colt in the Choir, the boys will become boarding probationers in Year 4 and, ultimately, full choristers.

Further details here