Chorister Mentoring

“The girls all really enjoyed the masterclass, and found it fascinating to learn about the career of a professional singer from Kirsty. She definitely inspired them to take their singing seriously and set their sights high”
Sam Hudson, Blackburn Cathedral


Chorister masterclass


In 2013 we launched our first Chorister Masterclass Series, visiting Carlisle, Chelmsford, Liverpool, Liverpool Metropolitan and Peterborough Cathedrals. This year we have kindly received funding from The Monument Trust and Arts Council England to continue our work with young singers in the UK’s top cathedrals, abbeys and minsters.

Choristers take part in a masterclass with a member of The Sixteen, focusing on blend, vocal technique and consort skills. Workshops are adapted to the particular needs of each group and a variety of repertoire is covered, including pieces from our Choral Pilgrimage programme. The choristers and their parents are then invited to join us for the evening concert. In 2016 we will work with singers from Croydon, Hull, Truro, Blackburn, Liverpool and Southwell.

Next year we are also delighted to be working with choristers from six new cathedrals on our Bach Magnificat tour. Singers from Chichester, Worcester, Derby, Coventry, Peterborough and Rochester cathedrals will receive a masterclass focusing on some of Bach’s most famous choral works.


Chorister Mentoring