Ever wondered what life is like as an Ely Cathedral Girl Chorister? Programme offers opportunity to girls from ‘all walks of life’

King’s Ely are offering girls aged between nine and 13 the chance to spend a day as an Ely Cathedral Girl Chorister. Picture: KING’S ELY

King’s Ely are offering girls aged between nine and 13 the chance to spend a day as an Ely Cathedral Girl Chorister. Picture: KING’S ELY

KING’S ELY

A music programme is offering girls aged between nine and 13 the chance to spend a day in the life of an Ely Cathedral Girl Chorister.

The ‘be a girl chorister for a day’ event is taking place on Saturday, October 20 at King’s Ely and will give the opportunity to young people from “all walks of life”.

The programme of activities will include rehearsals with the current choristers, a tour of the girls’ boarding house and Choral Evensong at the cathedral at 5.30pm.

Sarah MacDonald, choir director, said: “The experience of a cathedral choristership is unparalleled in the training it offers.

“As well as the obvious musical benefits, girls also master key transferable skills such as discipline, teamwork, commitment, authority, confidence, performance and self-presentation.

“All of which will be valued in their time at university and by future employers, and all of which will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

“We hope lots of girls will want to take advantage of this taster day to see whether this wonderful opportunity is right for them.”

Places for ‘Be A Girl Chorister For A Day’ should be booked in advance by contacting Sarah MacDonald at SarahMacdonald@kingsely.org.

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