Be a girl chorister for a day at Ely Cathedral taster sessions

Ely Cathedral Girls Choir

Ely Cathedral Girls Choir - Credit: Archant

Girls with a love of singing are being given the chance to experience what life is like as an Ely Cathedral girl chorister.

‘Be A Girl Chorister For A Day’, which is taking place on Saturday October 21, is open to girls aged nine to 16.

Activities will include rehearsals with the current girl choristers, tours of the girls’ boarding house and choral evensong at the cathedral at 5.30pm.

As well as singing at cathedral services, the girls’ choir has recorded a number of albums and performed in venues including Westminster Abbey and the Guards’ Chapel in London, and la Cathédrale Notre Dame and l’Église St Eustache in Paris.

A spokesman said: “King’s Ely has educated the boy choristers of Ely Cathedral for over 1,000 years.

“Early in the new millennium, a girls’ choir was founded, to enable the cathedral to hold choral services every day of the week in term time.

Places for the taster days should be booked in advance by calling Jane Formston on 01353 660707 or emailing