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Choirs for young musicians of all singing abilities, based in Derby

Derby CathedralDerby Cathedral runs two choirs tiered by age and ability to provide the best experience and progression routes for singers of all standards.

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Any musical ability is welcomed at Derby Cathedral, with two choirs for total beginners up to an advanced standard.

  • Where and when?
    Choirs run throughout the week at Derby Cathedral, Derby Centre

Derby Cathedral Junior Choir
For young singers aged 5 to 9

A great musical experience for youngsters! It is a non-auditioned choir for children aged 5 to 9 who want to have fun and learn more about music, but it also provides training for children who may want to go on to become choristers in the Cathedral Choir.

Under the direction of the Cathedral’s professional musical team sings regularly at performances in the Cathedral.

  • When?
    Friday early evenings

Derby Cathedral Choirs
For more advanced singers aged 6+

Derby Cathedral Choir is one of the only ensembles of its kind within the East Midlands, singing a broad range of repertoire to the very highest standards from medieval plainsong to newly commissioned works and many different styles in between.

The Choir is made up of boy and girl choristers aged 6-18 who sing alongside adults. All our Choristers receive one-to-one singing and music theory lessons and are paid a termly scholarship for their work at the Cathedral.

  • When?
    Monday and Thursday evenings, and Sundays (Girls)
    Tuesday and Friday evenings, and Sundays (Boys)