Established in partnership with the Cathedral School, the Chorister Program offers a fully immersive musical training to children from grades 3 to grade 8. This auditioned ensemble is the only school-based, co-educational cathedral choral program of its type in Canada and offers a unique opportunity for children to be part of the great, centuries-old tradition of cathedral choral music. The Choristers train together in a highly supportive environment where team work, excellence and the joy of music-making are cultivated. Each Chorister is awarded a bursary toward their school fees and receives subsidized tuition in piano and musicianship. In addition, as part of the semi-professional Cathedral Choir, the Choristers sing services at the cathedral, perform with world-class musicians in special concerts and have the opportunity to tour overseas. Our most recent tour to the UK included a residency at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, along with sung services at Westminster Abbey, London, and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Chorister program is sustained through the dedicated commitment of parents, the Cathedral and School, and the generous philanthropic support of friends in the wider community, including the NRS Fund and the St Cecilia Fund at the Victoria Foundation and the Anglican Foundation of Canada.
Could your child be a Cathedral Chorister? Experience is not necessary or expected; we are simply looking for musical potential. For an exploratory conversation about the program, please contact Mr. Donald Hunt, Director of Music.