Belfast Cathedral Choir
Over the next year Belfast Cathedral Choir will be undergoing an exciting transformation, with the founding of separate boys' and girls' groups to provide the highest lines of the choir, and the consolidation of the Choral Exhibition and Choral Scholarship schemes for students in secondary and tertiary education. This choir will be professional in outlook, and will perform at the many exciting and important events that are held in the cathedral.
The boys of the choir (aged 7 - 12) will rehearse and sing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Sundays, and the girls of the choir (aged 11 - 17) will rehearse and sing on Mondays, Wednesdays and alternate Sundays. Their schedule, whilst busy, is not onerous, and is designed to give them an excellent musical education. Each chorister will receive free, regular tuition from the cathedral's vocal coaches, and free, regular theory and sight-singing tuition from the cathedral's music staff. In addition, they will receive a small wage in recognition of their contribution to the life of the cathedral. For more information about how to become a chorister in the cathedral choir, please contact David Stevens, the Master of the Choristers via email@example.com
Altos, Tenors and Basses aged 17 or 18 may apply for a Choral Exhibition of £600 p.a, and university students may apply for a Choral Scholarship of £1000. Choral Exhibitioners and Scholars are expected to attend a rehearsal once a week, and to sing with the choir whenever it is on duty. Prospective Exhibitioners and Scholars should contact the Master of the Choristers.