Celebration for young people joining the choir at Salisbury Cathedral
SALISBURY Cathedral Choir welcomed new members.
Ten boys and girls have won places in the choir following vocal trials held in January and February and will also receive chorister scholarships at Salisbury Cathedral School.
Oscar Salomon, Jacob Watson and Fred Maltby will join the choir in September as trainee choristers, along with Samuel Jarvis from Shrivenham, who currently sings in his village church choir, and Edward Parker from Bishop’s Cleeve, near Tewkesbury , Gloucestershire. Another future chorister is seven-year-old Venetia Sturgeon.
Joining Venetia in the choir later in the year are Rose Howarth from Abingdon, Matilda Macmillan from Broad Chalke and Phoebe Geary and Alice Griffin, who are already pupils at Salisbury Cathedral School.
It takes about a year for trainees to become full-fledged choristers.
David Halls, Cathedral Music Director, said: “It’s good to have come to this with such a strong band. There were times last year when it looked like Be A Chorister for a Day and the Voice Trials might not have happened. If that had happened, it would have been a major problem.
“Choirs never stop, kids move on to high school, boys’ voices change – and very quickly you can find yourself without the depth and experience a choir needs to stay at the top of its game.”
Anyone wishing to find out more should contact Catherine Mitchell, Music Officer at Salisbury Cathedral at email@example.com
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