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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Has anyone had a boy sit this on previous years and can you shed any light on the audition? I'm wondering if the audition has passed or if it is after the 11+ results are sent out. I'd like DS to sit for it if it's not too late.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:35 pm 
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My friend's DS has a choral scholarship. Very few boys audition, put off by the label 'choral', fewer than 5. This boy is an ex-chorister but he chose not to sign a choral piece, picking something from a musical instead. Last year the auditions were held on the same day as the classroom assessments.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:42 pm 
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We've probably missed it then. :(

Thanks for the info!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:20 pm 
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You've definitely missed it - they audition on the same day that they go for the second round and you need to apply for it before Christmas. The standard is pretty high - I know of one Cathedral Chorister that didn't get one this year.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:51 pm 
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Thanks for the info chapuza. DS is also a cathedral chorister, or was before we moved in December, but performs in public venues with professional artists too so I think he would have been a very strong candidate. Still, we're just pleased to have a place. :) I'm hoping boys of equal or better ability than the choral scholars will get equal performing opportunities.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:12 am 
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Might still be worth a phone call to the school. I know of one choral scholarship offer from St A's that is going to be turned down on Monday & with your DS's background the school might be interested in hearing him sing. There's nothing to lose by asking.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:06 am 
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He'll definitely get the chance to perform. But if he's very keen and has been a cathedral chorister elsewhere, the St Albans Cathedral Choir might well be interested in taking him too.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:41 am 
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chapuza wrote:
He'll definitely get the chance to perform. But if he's very keen and has been a cathedral chorister elsewhere, the St Albans Cathedral Choir might well be interested in taking him too.


When we moved in December we opted against the choir as its timetable is very demanding. He sings at a lesser choir just to keep his singing ticking over now. I don't think the Abbey would be keen on taking an 11 year old eventhough he is experienced. Thanks for the suggestion though. :)


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