How to become a Cathedral Chorister

We are currently searching for our ‘Class of 2017’ Newcastle Cathedral Choristers. This is an opportunity open to any child who shows the very first signs of a musical interest and skills, and can be committed to the Cathedral Chorister experience. Children attend a wide range of schools across Newcastle, Gateshead, and beyond.


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There are many gains from the unique experience of being a Cathedral Chorister. These are just some of the benefits:

  • Unrivaled musical education (worth more than £1000 per year) completely free of charge
  • The opportunity to make friends with children from across the city and beyond
  • Free individual singing lessons with professional vocal coach
  • Bursary for instrumental lessons and or ‘pocket money’
  • The opportunity to take part in broadcasts and CD recordings
  • A chance to undertake foreign tours with the choir (there is extensive fund-raising so that every chorister can participate whatever a family’s financial circumstances)


For more information, please contact Ian Roberts (Organist & Director of Music) on, or download the Chorister Leaflet.