• 04 October 2019

Be a Chorister for a Day–new event at Belfast Cathedral

Belfast Cathedral is offering children aged between seven and 12 the opportunity to become choristers for the day. 

The events on October 12 and November 9, will see children enjoy singing workshops with the cathedral’s new director of music, Matthew Owens, and other musicians.

Participants will also learn about what it is to be a chorister, and the history of Belfast Cathedral.

At the end of each event, the young choristers will perform for family and friends at a short service led by the Dean of Belfast, The Very Reverend Stephen Forde.

Matthew Owens said, “This is a great opportunity for children from Belfast and beyond to experience singing in the magnificent space of Belfast Cathedral and for them to hear the mighty cathedral organ. Singing is fun and is good for you, and being in a choir is a great way to make new friends, so we look forward to welcoming the children and their families and friends to the cathedral on these days.”

The ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’ event is free. However, demand is high and places are limited so please apply as soon as possible by emailing: BACFAD@belfastcathedral.org.