Wakefield Cathedral welcomes any and all children who love to sing from Year 1 to Year 6 to their Be a Chorister day.

The cathedral offers the opportunity to experience first-class tailored vocal tuition and musical training to all singing enthusiasts, regardless of experience or religious background.

The day is free to attend but spaces are limited and will consist of meeting with existing choristers, singing in a rehearsal and short service, a tour of the cathedral and also a presentation for parents. Booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment; any remaining spaces will be available on the door.

Wakefield has a wonderful reputation of producing and nurturing musical talents and, whether providing the foundation for children to pursue a career in the world of music or simply providing children with the unforgettable experiences that choir has to offer, we take great pride in supporting our choristers throughout their musical journey.

Join Wakefield Cathedral for a taste of life in the cathedral choir; learn new things, make new friends and sing your heart out.

“Being a cathedral chorister is, in my view, one of the most valuable experiences a child can have and can open up a huge wealth of opportunities they otherwise might never had access to, both musical and non-musical.” – James Bowstead, Interim Director of Music

“I get to learn about and sing beautiful music in our fabulous cathedral with my friends.” – Emie

“The best things are getting to travel (I’ve been to Sweden with the Choir) and meeting new friends.” – Joseph

“I enjoy getting to know other people, and I like singing with the mix of children all together and with people that are just not my own age.” – Adelaide

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 1HG