Young voices needed at Worcester

22nd September 2021

Worcester Cathedral is to establish a Youth Choir for young singers across the city and beyond – the first new choir to be launched at the cathedral for 15 years.

New choir to be established at Worcester Cathedral

The opportunity for girl and boy singers in school years 4 to 8 comes as the Cathedral prepares to relaunch its Voluntary Choir to include this young choir.

The Voluntary Choir, founded in 1874, will rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings and sing each Sunday in the magnificent surroundings of Worcester Cathedral at the 6.30pm service.

Worcester Cathedral is seeking children who enjoy singing and would like the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new music and perform regularly in an inspiring space. No audition is required, and families will be warmly welcomed as part of the Cathedral’s community.

The Youth Choir welcomes teenage singers in school years 9 to 13. The choir will rehearse weekly on Friday evenings and enjoy a variety of performance opportunities during each term.  .

Worcester Cathedral’s Director of Music, Samuel Hudson, said:

“It’s very exciting to be launching the first new choir at the Cathedral for 15 years, and we are delighted to be offering more opportunities for young singers in Worcester and the surrounding area to join us in this truly magnificent setting.”

Assistant Director of Music, Nicholas Freestone, added:

“I am delighted to be conducting the relaunched Voluntary Choir and new Youth Choir and look forward to welcoming many new young singers to these groups. Worcester Cathedral has been a place of musical excellence for centuries, and it is truly exciting for this new chapter to begin, as we offer a greater number of opportunities than ever before for young singers across the city of Worcester and beyond.”

For further information, or to discuss joining one of these choirs, please contact Nicholas Freestone, Assistant Director of Music: