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Coronation Sing! Be a Chorister Afternoon
Coronation Sing! Be a Chorister Afternoon

Fri, 12 May


St Mary's Cathedral

Coronation Sing! Be a Chorister Afternoon

Does your child love singing? Find out about life as a Cathedral Chorister!

Time & Location

12 May 2023, 14:30 – 18:15

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK


Being a chorister, and part of the Choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, is to be part of a unique tradition that began hundreds of years ago, with a choir at St Mary's since 1879. Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of Scotland’s (indeed the UK’s) musical jewels”, the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral enjoys an international reputation.

 Around 16 boys and girls make up the chorister element of the Choir and over a five year period they receive an exceptional music and academic education, divided between St Mary's Cathedral and St Mary's Music School.   In this special afternoon, we aim to give children and parents an insight into what life is like as a chorister. We welcome all primary pupils P3-5 who enjoy singing for a special opportunity to participate alongside the Choristers of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.  Children need not be Christian or regular church-goers.  This event is free to attend.

We begin the afternoon with some fun warm-ups before we learn some new music together. There will be a chance to visit St Mary's Music School and to have afternoon tea and the day ends with a service of evensong at the Cathedral, which parents are most welcome to attend.

There are limited places: if you are not successful in this instance, you will be added to our waiting list for the next event. Email confirmation will be sent at least a week prior to the event.

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