School kids get an insight into life in cathedral choir
1:40pm Friday 12th October 2012 in News
Pembrokeshire school pupils have the chance to sample life in St Davids’ renowned cathedral choir this weekend.
On Saturday, the cathedral will hold an open afternoon for would-be choristers.
The free event, which starts at 1pm, is open to pupils in years three to ten and aims to be an informal and friendly opportunity for young people to find out about the cathedral and its music.
“The children will have a great time with the current choristers,” said Daniel Cook, the cathedral’s organist.
“As well as singing together, they can ask them all the questions they’ve ever wanted answered about life as a chorister.”
The day will also allow parents an insight into chorister life.
“I am particularly trying to reach families with musically talented children who are not aware of the many opportunities being a chorister at St Davids Cathedral offers,” said Mr Cook.
"For many the first step is about breaking down the mystique and myths surrounding the cathedral choirs. Our choristers are ordinary people from ordinary homes who happen to have a talent for music.
“Our open day is a good way to show families what a fantastic time choristers have and see for themselves that becoming a chorister represents a significant achievement.”