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Canterbury Cathedral's search for choir talent

It's a jewel in the crown of Canterbury Cathedral and the world-famous choir is looking to find some new recruits.

The 14-hundred year old tradition relies on young boys coming forward each year to join the group who perform to thousands of people at home and abroad every year.

However, the choir is experiencing difficulty in finding their talent with the Choirmaster Dr David Flood appealing directly to boys in Year 3 to get involved.

Dr David Flood speaking to me.

"I'm looking for lovely boys in Year 3 currently to join us in Year 4 next and it's usually people who find it surprising that they have this talent. Parents often say 'we had no idea we could do this?' and it's an amazing and unique adventure. Throughout the world a British-cathedral choristorship is something which is unachievable anywhere else."

– Dr David Flood, Master of the Cathedral Choristers and the Cathedral Organist
Four boys who are currently in the choir.

Choristers who are successful in the audios will both live and go to school on site.

"It is not necessary to have had any musical training, I am just looking for potential and will give lots of encouragement and help to prepare for the audition. Don’t wait until November if you are interested, I would be delighted to meet and advise at any time. Music-making in the Cathedral is fun and the life of a chorister is a wonderful and unique experience.”

– Dr David Flood, Master of the Cathedral Choristers and the Cathedral Organist

Auditions are taking place on November 9th.