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A day in the life of a chorister

A day in the life of a chorister

Catering solely for choristers, we manage the daily timetable entirely around their needs

To be a chorister is arguably the best possible musical education for boys of this age. The Abbey choristers sing in the Abbey five or six days a week during term time, and this remarkable experience is the very thread around which everything else in school operates.  It provides a natural rhythm to life.  Academic lessons, instrumental studies, activities and sports and much needed playtime are all arranged to dovetail seamlessly so that each boy can develop his particular talents and interests within a sympathetic structure.


A typical timetable will be along these lines:


7.15       Breakfast

7.45       Supervised and supported instrumental practice

8.30       Choir practice

9.30       The school day begins much as any other prep school – but with much smaller classes and including more opportunities for instrumental studies alongside the full academic timetable

10.40     Break and a chance to play

11.00     School lessons resume

12.30     Lunch and break

1.30       Afternoon lessons resume

3.30       Break, a snack and a chance to relax

4.00       Choir practice followed by Evensong

6.00       Evening activities


This week's music


It is a busy life but we take care to manage the schedule in order to make sure that it works for choristers. Performing to an entirely professional standard every day, the boys here develop a natural self-confidence, learning lessons that will last a lifetime.