“MY son, Oliver, started as a chorister at the beginning of Year 3 and is now nearing the end of his second year in this wonderful environment.

“During his first year he was expertly and gently introduced to chorister life with a slowly increasing diary of commitments, alongside excellent musical and vocal tuition. Throughout lockdown the Cathedral Music Staff continued to see the boys online for individual and group sessions, and even managed to put together some Online Evensongs to keep the boys in touch with both each other and their daily way of life. Now they are back in school Oliver is thriving, both within the Choir and in Choir House.

“As a professional musician myself, I am incredibly aware of the excellent opportunities provided through being a chorister and I could not be happier with the experiential, musical and educational experiences he has had so far – and will undoubtedly have in the future. Being a chorister teaches children about commitment and team work, fosters a love of music and provides unique and exciting opportunities at every stage. The music staff and clergy at Ely are all incredibly supportive of the boys, and the musical education and training they receive is second-to-none. The love and care provided for them in Choir House is superb and they have fun every day, whether it be playing ping pong, watching a movie or kicking a ball around outside.

“Alongside this the boys are lucky enough to have access to all the outstanding educational provision and exciting extra-curricular activities that King’s Ely provides. I cannot recommend chorister life at Ely enough – so much so that both my daughters sing in Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir too! All my children love being choristers and attending King’s Ely, and as a parent I couldn’t ask for more than that!”

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