What's On for Frideswide Voices

2023 Voice Trials

Voice trials for girls joining the Choir in September 2023 will be held on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2023. To apply for a place in the Choir and book a voice trial, please complete the application form here. Prospective families are also welcome to be in touch via email at frideswide.voices@chch.ox.ac.uk for more information. The deadline for applications is Thursday 15th June 2023

Please note that currently the only entry point for new choristers is at the start of Year 3; this year's voice trials will therefore be only for girls born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016. For information about occasional vacancies in other year groups, please email us. 


'Be a Chorister for a Day' taster events

Each year, the Cathedral hosts a selection of taster events for girls, boys and their families who may be interested in choristership. FV typically holds one 'Be a Chorister' afternoon in the Spring term, and a second in the Summer term, before auditions (usually held in mid-June), for girls to experience what it might be like to become a Frideswide chorister. 

Forthcoming dates, for entry in September 2023:

  • Saturday 4th March
  • Saturday 20th May

These events are open to girls in Year 1 and Year 2 (older girls are welcome, though families should be aware that entry to the choir is not normally available after this point), for entry in September of Year 3. 

Each event includes the opportunity to:

  • try on some choir robes
  • play musical games and learn songs with Frideswide Voices' tutors
  • have a tour of the Cathedral and College
  • join a rehearsal with the choristers
  • sing with the Choir at a service in the Cathedral

There will also be a Q&A session when parents can hear from a panel of staff, parents and girls about what being a FV chorister entails, and ask any questions. 

To register for a Be a Chorister for a Day event, please email frideswide.vocies@chch.ox.ac.uk