The Cathedral Junior Choir

The Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir was founded in September 2016. Led by Keith Clark, formerly Director of the Hampshire County Youth Choir, the team provide enjoyable and challenging choral activities for members to develop singing and choral skills. Open to children aged 7 to 14. At present, there is no audition for entry into this choir.

This exciting new choral opportunity is being offered to boys and girls who wish to sing in an ensemble that complements the other wonderful choral traditions of Winchester Cathedral.

The Junior Choir will focus on performing music as a group in their own right and, once fully established, will occasionally contribute to the Cathedral’s programme of services.

Membership of the Junior Choir will be available to boys and girls who:

  • are aged between 7 and 14 years old
  • live, or are at school, within the Diocese
  • enjoy singing confidently, and are enthusiastic about singing and learning with others
  • are able to attend regular weekly rehearsals and occasional performances and services

At present, there is no audition for entry into this choir.

Weekly practices will be held on Tuesdays, during school term-times, from 5pm until 7pm.

At first the Junior Choir will be working towards a performance of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, to be staged in the Cathedral in February 2017.

Taking part

Applications to join the Junior Choir for their performance of Joseph and The Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat in February are now closed. However, new applications are welcome for the next session, which commences in March. If your son or daughter is interested in joining, please complete an application form (Word doc) and return it to Junior Choir Team, Cathedral Office, 9 The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS, or email a copy to Keith Clark junior.choir@winchester-cathedral.org.uk.

Description of the choir:
An open-entry choir, for boys and girls, from the Diocese who wish to sing in a Cathedral Choir setting but who are not singing in one of the main choirs.
Age:
Initially, from 7 years to 14 years (approximately Y2 to Y9 school years).
Commitment:
Members will be expected to attend Tuesday evenings, in term times, from 4.45pm to 7pm. If there are sufficient numbers, the whole group may be sub-divided with potential for KS3 group to start at 6pm and end at 7.30pm.
Members will be expected to attend occasional performances and services.
Venue:
Winchester Cathedral Undercroft (Education Centre)
Staffing:
Directors, accompanist, welfare, must all be DBS checked and appropriately experienced.
Dress:
Dress for rehearsals should be casual and appropriate for the activity.
Dress for services and other singing events will be decided in the near future.