Children’s choir is launched in York


A NEW children’s choir has now been launched in York – after a year of delay.

Cross Keys Junior Choir has collaborated with York Minster and St Peter’s School to form a community choir for children aged seven to eleven in York who enjoy singing and expressing themselves through music.

The choir will be launched on Saturday October 16 at St Peter’s School.

The launch event will be followed by weekly one-hour sessions at 10am – free.

They will take place on Saturday morning during the school period in the chapel of St Peter’s School, from Saturday 13 November – with parents invited to attend.

Children will sing along and learn new songs at the launch event, under the direction of staff from St Peter’s School and York Minster.

The Cross Keys Junior Choir became the York Minster Choir School in September 2020.

Catherine Hodgson of St Peter’s School said: “St Peter’s School and York Minster have been in partnership for 1,000 years.

“We wanted to form a closer collaboration to reach children who had a lack of music education as the Minster School closed during the lockdown period.

“Despite the delays due to the pandemic restrictions, the choir members were trained at St Peter’s during this time, and the bizarre concert has been able to begin, but the group’s final launch is now ready.”

Children are welcome to join the choir after the launch date or later in the term.

To register your child for the Cross Keys Junior Choir, complete the application form by visiting the St Peter School website.

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