Choristers lead a busy but fulfilling life. They sing in one of Europe's most magnificent gothic buildings on a daily basis. In addition to this, they have the opportunity to take part in CD recordings, live TV and radio broadcasts and international tours.
Chorister Auditions are being held for girls and boys in years 2 and 3 in January 2020 (Date to be confirmed). Please contact the school office for more information.
Choristers are educated at the school and substantial bursaries are available to all chorister parents to make this possible. All choristers receive a bursary of 60% fee remission at the school, but this can be augmented up to 100% fee remission on a means-tested basis.
Choristers' duties take place before and after school and they are able to enjoy the same full curriculum that is on offer to all other pupils of the school.
If you are considering the possibility of your son or daughter becoming a chorister, please contact the school office. The Headmaster and the Minster's Director of Music are always willing to discuss the possibility with parents.
Usually, pupils audition in Year 2 with a view to joining the choir as a probationery chorister at the beginning of school Year 3. Occasionally there are vacancies at other ages, though this is less common.
To make enquiries either use the contact form or telephone the school office.
Further information on music in York Minster is available on The Minster's own web site.