Byrd Song

We are delighted to launch Byrd Song, a new choir in Wakefield offering the opportunity for both boys and girls in Year 2-4 to experience the world of the Cathedral Choir.

We are currently recruiting for choristers to join the choir and Byrd Song is a wonderful chance for your child to find out more about being in the choir, offering a taster of what could be to come in future years.

Each year, we offer opportunities to boys and girls from around Wakefield and the surrounding area to join one of the many choirs we have at the cathedral.

The benefits are endless – educationally, it builds a range of skills and attributes which improve other areas of learning. It improves health and well-being in body and mind. Socially, the choristers learn to work with new-found friends in the choir, building their confidence and gaining many other skills. There is also no fee to join the choir – they even receive modest ‘choir pay’ at the end of each term.

Recruitment Events

We are hosting a number of sessions over the coming week, giving children and parents the chance to find out more about chorister life, these are:

'Be A Boy Chorister For An Afternoon’

Taking place for boys in yr 4-7 on Tuesday 21st September and Tuesday 5th October from 4.30 - 6.30 pm.
For further information please contact ed.jones@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk

'Be A Girl Chorister For An Afternoon’

Taking place for girls in yr 4-7 on Wednesday 22nd September and Wednesday 6th October from 4.30 - 6.30 pm.
For further information please contact ed.jones@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk

‘Byrd Song’

Taking place for both boys and girls in yr 2-4, welcoming those with little or no prior experience.

The rehearsals are on Saturdays, starting on the 25 September from 09:30-10:30.
For further information please contact james.bowstead@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk

To find out more about Byrd Song please download our Byrd Song leaflet by clicking here.

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