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Life as a Chorister

Life as a Chorister

York Minster Choristers

Life as a chorister is fun and inspiring, with each day bringing new adventures and opportunities.  

We nurture and celebrate the talents of all pupils at St Peter’s including the choristers, who are valued members of the St Peter’s School community. 

There are 40 girl and boy choristers at York Minster who collectively sing at eight services each week as part of the world-class York Minster Choir. Their daily routine is carefully scheduled to make sure that the choristers can take full advantage of the exciting opportunities offered both at St Peter’s School and York Minster.  

Daily Routine

A typical day in the life of a chorister includes a rehearsal before school starts, followed by a rehearsal and Choral Evensong after school. The boys and girls share these duties equally. At weekends there are four services at the Minster, which are also shared. Being a chorister is fun and rewarding and choristers become very efficient time managers.  

I really like the school. The Music Department is amazing and having facilities like the science labs is great. The grounds are big and I have lots of friends. I love being a chorister because I love the music and the services, and I feel calm when I sing.

Lola, current chorister

Virtual Tour of St Peter's 8-13

The choristers are educated at St Peter's 8-13. Join Mr Andy Falconer, Head of St Peter's 8-13, for a Virtual Tour of the school and discover the exciting opportunities available to pupils at St Peter's. This video also includes a welcome from Mr Jeremy Walker, Head Master of St Peter's School. 

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