In September 2006 Lichfield Cathedral School launched an exciting new Girls' Choir for talented singers. This choir extended the School's existing reputation for musical excellence and rapidly progressed under professional tuition. In September 2012 the girl choristers were fully installed in the Choral Foundation for the first time. All girl choristers must be enrolled at Lichfield Cathedral School.
Being a girl chorister involves a substantial commitment. The girls rehearse before and after school and during term sing Evensong weekly in Lichfield Cathedral, as well as undertaking the main weekend services two times per term. They take part in many other rewarding concerts, activities and events, including the hugely successful outreach programme, MusicShare.
As well as its Choral Foundation duties, the choir makes CD recordings and undertakes broadcasts for radio and television and tours abroad. Most recently the girls visited Rome and sang in several churches and cathedrals.
The girl choristers are all day pupils aged between 10 and 15 years and benefit from Choral Scholarships representing a 25% remission of school fees from when they join in Year 6 to the end of Year 10. On entry to Year 11, former girl choristers join Cantorum, the only scholarship-based youth choir in a school in the UK and will continue to benefit from music scholarships.
While our main audition day usually takes place in early February, you are welcome to arrange an informal voice trial any time throughout the year. Contact the Admissions Team on 01543 306168 for further information.
Our annual Be A Chorister For A Day workshop is an excellent introduction to the world of choral music and life as a chorister.