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Choral open days

Be a Chorister or Quirister for a day

It's a great way for you to find out more about the choir, and for your son to find out if he might like to be a chorister. While you chat with chorister parents and the choir team, he can try on a cassock, sing with the choir, and have lots of fun!


Come along to our popular
Be a Chorister for a Day
in the Cathedral 

1st February 

Book your place on the Choral Open Day Now

To book your place at our Choral Open Morning, please complete the information below.


This free event is held twice each year, by the Cathedral and the College in turn. It is open to all boys in Years 3 and 4 who love to sing – not just boys who want to join the choir.

Keen singers may use it as an opportunity to find out more about life as a Chorister, or Quirister, but the main aim of the event is to have fun singing together. Boys can join with the Cathedral Choir to sing the anthem at Evensong in the beautiful historic Cathedral, or perform in an informal concert with the Quiristers in the stunning Chapel at Winchester College, one of the oldest public schools in the country.

You could also take your son to hear (and ideally see) choristers singing with their choir. The best service would be choral Evensong, which is shorter and has more music sung by the choir. The service times for the Cathedral and the College are on their websites. There is another helpful website which will help you find a choral Evensong somewhere near you, if you are not in Winchester.

You could also listen to the live broadcast each Wednesday afternoon on BBC Radio 3, which is repeated each Sunday.  

Our Location

We are blessed with a truly idyllic location. Just an hour south of London by direct train, with easy access to all the major travel hubs, and yet we are surrounded by the stunning countryside of the South Downs National Park. The school is tucked away  between Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, within the secure and secluded Cathedral Close. Moments from our front door is the heart of the historic city of Winchester, or step through our back gate to find water meadows, countryside, and the South Downs Way.