Truro Cathedral, in partnership with Truro Prep School, will be holding its ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’ event, on March 3, which offers an opportunity to learn about life as a Truro Cathedral Chorister.

The event will take place at Truro Cathedral between 10am and 12.15pm and is open to boys currently in years two, three and four. Boys will be able to take part in a range of activities including singing with the choristers plus a rare opportunity to climb to the top of the cathedral’s tower.

The cathedral’s director of music, Christopher Gray, said: “Being a cathedral chorister is a truly special thing that goes beyond the enriching experience of singing great music every day to become a way of life for the boys and girls who do it.

"Our boys love sharing the music they sing with others, and they are looking forward to the chance to learn new songs and explore the cathedral with those who come on Saturday 3 March."

He added: “Whether or not your son is interested in applying to be a chorister, this will be a stimulating and fun-packed morning, looking behind the scenes at the precious choral tradition that dates back to the 1880s.”

Last was a busy year for the boy chorister team. As well as regularly performing in cathedral services, the choristers have enjoyed a number of highlights which included recording a professional CD, In My Father’s House, with music composed by Phillip Stopford. The CD was recorded with the 60-strong BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

The boy chorister team regularly appear on national radio and have recently featured on BBC Radio Cornwall and ITV News. All boy choristers are awarded scholarships for Truro Prep School.

To find out more contact Mr Gray on 01872 245004 or email Alternatively, you can find out more about boy chorister scholarships via the Truro Prep School website.