Due to the coronavirus situation, we haven't been able to run the school choir this year.
Derby Cathedral Choir are looking for new members, however. Here's some information they sent through to us:
"As I'm sure you're aware, Choristers benefit greatly from being a member of the Cathedral Choir, one of the only professional ensembles of its kind within the East Midlands, singing a broad range of repertoire to the very highest standards from medieval plainsong to newly commissioned works. All our Choristers receive a world-class musical education, including free one-to-one singing and music theory lessons. Furthermore, all our Choristers are paid a termly scholarship for their work at the Cathedral. Throughout their time in the choir, our Choristers are trained in professional music-making; receive a unique all-round cultural education; acquire a sense of self-confidence and purpose; gain vital leadership and team work skills; develop lifelong friendships; and have plenty of fun in the process! We also encourage all our Choristers to work their way through the Royal School of Church Music’s Voice for Life scheme, with most Choristers leaving with either a Silver or Gold award.
The Cathedral Choir undertakes tours both within the UK and abroad. Previous tours include Paris, Belgium and Rome and a tour to Greece is in the pipeline post COVID. CD recordings and BBC broadcasts are regular features of the Cathedral Choir’s schedule, as are concerts and performances with professional orchestras and soloists, and international artists; including the Sixteen, John Rutter, Alexander L’Estrange, Jethro Tull and Sinfonia Viva. Membership of the Cathedral Choir is free and no prior musical training is necessary."