Auditions will be held in September 2014 for girls in Year 5, with the intention of becoming a girl chorister at the beginning of Year 6 in September 2015. Please note that all girl choristers must also be enrolled as pupils in Lichfield Cathedral School.
The girls rehearse before School on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings and during term perform weekly in Lichfield Cathedral at Choral Evensong on Monday evenings. The girl choristers also sing the weekend services twice per term, when the boy choristers are on exeat, and take part in many other rewarding concerts, activities and events, including the hugely successful outreach programme, MusicShare, hosted by the School and the Cathedral.
Scholarships at a value of 20% of school fees (10% for the probationary year) are awarded to girl choristers. In cases of need, the scholarship could be combined with a bursary. Scholarships would normally last for as long as a girl remains a chorister, which would be until the end of Year 10.
In Year 11, former girl choristers are encouraged to join Cantorum, the LCS full SATB youth choir, a scholarship-based choir for talented and trained singers, including former boy and girl choristers.
Being a chorister is a substantial commitment, but the rewards are significant.