In the final week of August the cathedral choristers have been taking part in their annual choir camp, which has seen them take part in a range of activities, from singing sessions to social time.
On Wednesday they mixed up rehearsals with theory lessons, before heading to Saltaire to see the Wurlitzer in Victoria Hall, before the day wrapped up with a barbecue, film and sleepover in the Cathedral.
On Thursday the choristers enjoyed more singing, as well as a tour of the Cathedral – where they discovered more about the building – plus an incredible singing lesson led by Kim Porter of the prestigious choral ensemble The Sixteen. You can see some photos here from some of the activities that took place on the Thursday.
Graham Thorpe, Interim Director of Music, says:
“Our annual choir camp is an end-of-summer singing event that helps the children get back into the swing of choral services.
“This year, we’re really excited that we are welcoming Kim Porter, alto, to run a workshop on behalf of The Sixteen. This is a fantastic opportunity for our choristers to meet and work with a singer of the very highest calibre, to learn more about singing opportunities and to find out how to become a professional singer.
“This follows on from really successful concerts last year with VOCES8 and the Black Dyke Brass Band.”