Join the Antwerp Cathedral Choir
Are you between the ages of 10 and 16?
Would you like to let your voice reverberate under the vaults of the Cathedral?
Or join others in using your singing talents during liturgy and concerts?
Then the new Cathedral Choir for boys and girls is for you!
The Cathedral of Antwerp is looking for members for the new Girls' and Boys' Choirs. Both of these children's choirs will rehearse both separately and together and will be assisted by a professional vocal coach working on breathing technique and choral sound. In addition, all children will receive individual singing lessons. The choirs will perform during liturgy and concerts at the Antwerp Cathedral. Participation in these church children's choirs is offered in collaboration with music education and after-school programs.
The first activity of the brand new Cathedral Choir will be a three-day rehearsal session during the February holiday: from Feb. 21 to 23, 2023. The rehearsals will take place in the choir room in the Koraalhuis, Heilige Geeststraat 21, 2000 Antwerp. These introductory days will conclude with a show moment in the choir room for parents and other supporters of the singers. During the Easter holiday, there will be another three day session from April 11 to 13, 2023. Afterwards both choirs will rehearse on eight Wednesdays between 1:30 and 5 p.m.: April 19 and 26, on May 3, 10 and 24 and on June 7, 14 and 21, 2023. After the family Mass (FAMCAT) on June 25, 2023, we will conclude the school year festively with a concert in the Cathedral.
Beginning in September 2023, the two choirs will rehearse separately. Framed in after-school supervision, there will be rehearsals twice weekly: Mondays and Thursdays for the girls and Tuesdays and Fridays for the boys. These rehearsals last from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., (supervision afterwards is provided until 7 p.m.) On Wednesdays between 12pm and 6pm, both choirs sing together.