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Sponsor a Chorister

Sponsor a Chorister is a unique opportunity for people to help support a world-class musical education for children who are taught by the Cathedral's talented music staff.

Our Choir

The Cathedral Choir sings in term time at approximately 350 services a year, from weekday Evensong to major festivals such as Christmas and Easter, as well as civic services for special occasions. They also sing at concerts with other musicians, make recordings and represent the Cathedral and city on overseas singing tours.

About Sponsor a Chorister

Sponsor a Chorister invites supporters to pledge a regular monthly amount. The cost per year for each chorister is around £3000. Whilst a small percentage of this cost is covered by grants from trusts and other sources, if the Cathedral is to continue to offer these opportunities, we need your help.

Financial support will add significantly to the resources for, and teaching by, the Cathedral's dedicated music staff.

It means singing lessons for every single member of the choir, buying music, providing and maintaining robes, tuning pianos and organs supporting chorister places at The King's School and - not least - feeding hungry choristers after school before they rehearse.

There are different levels of sponsorship. £1500 per year (£125 per month); your own choice of sum (from £1500 per year upwards); £3000 per year (£250 per month).

The benefits of becoming a sponsor

As a thank you to those who sponsor a chorister (£1500 or more) and help us to provide transformative experiences for children, we would like to offer you:

• Two complimentary tickets to 2 Cathedral Choir concerts a year, or a complimentary Tower Tour for up to 6 people (ages 8+).

• An invitation to attend a Choir rehearsal and evening drinks reception.

• Acknowledgement of your sponsorship in concert programmes and on the Cathedral website (optional for individual donors).

• An invitation to the Benefactors’ Evensong in the summer.

Setting up your sponsorship

Once you have made the decision to sponsor a chorister, please download, complete and return this form. Should you need any assistance with its completion, please do not hesitate to contact Olivia Timms (Music Department Administrator) on 01733 355318 or write to her by email.

Click here to download a leaflet about Sponsor a Chorister.

The result

Helping to create life-changing educational opportunities for young people in Peterborough.

"We are so grateful to people who are sponsoring our young choristers and also to those who are considering taking this step. Financial support of this kind helps to create life-changing opportunities for the children and play its part in maintaining the Cathedral's heritage of musical excellence."

Tansy Castledine
Director of Music

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