After listening to the choristers performing a short piece by Mendelssohn, the visitors joined them round the piano to learn an African song with Steven Grahl. He then demonstrated a typical rehearsal with the choristers to show the process of learning music and how the younger boys learn from the older ones.
The afternoon ended with tea for everyone in college, where visitors had a chance to talk more informally to staff and current parents and to watch a film of the choir on tour. A large number stayed for evensong, and the chapel congregation was very impressed by the line of young visitors on the front benches who followed the service with admirable concentration and interest.
Families interested in choristerships, whose sons will begin school year three in the autumn, are encouraged to come to the chorister auditions, on Wednesday 29 September. For more information and to register, please contact Edward Higginbottom.
For additional information about chorister life, visit the Choristerships page.