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Youth and Junior Choirs

The Devon County Junior Choir is Exeter Cathedral’s Junior Choir for singers in years 4-8. The Junior Choir, directed by Andrew Downton, receives high quality musical training and the opportunity to perform in a wide range of musical styles. As part of the Junior Choir singers have access to exciting performance opportunities. Recent performances have included singing alongside the English Touring Opera, Exeter Philharmonic Choir and classic rock legends Jethro Tull. 

2023-24 Dates

Rehearsals in Kalendar Hall, part of Exeter Cathedral School, Saturdays 9am-10:15am

6, 13, 20, 27 January 2024
3, 24, February 2024
2, 9, 16, 23 March 2024

20, 27 April 2024
4, 11, 18 May 2024
8, 15, 22, 29 June 2024

Saturday 15 July, afternoon and evening: Concert with Exeter Festival Chorus at Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 11 November, Chorister Outreach Concert at Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 25 November, Christingle Service at Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 2 March, Chorister Outreach Concert at Exeter Cathedral
Saturday 27 April, Concert at Woodbury Church
Saturday 15 June, Chorister Outreach Concert at Exeter Cathedral

Please check back here often as further dates will be added.

The choir holds termly recruitment days when candidates can experience part of a rehearsal and have an informal audition. For more information and to apply please contact the choir’s Musical Director, Andrew Downton.

Singers in years 8-13 can join the Schola Exe youth choir. The choir has a varied repertoire of music in four parts (including lower voices) and performs alongside the Junior Choir at the termly Chorister Outreach Concerts in the Cathedral. Other recent performances have included the Cathedral’s Nativity Performance, Choral Evensong and a fund-raising concert at Rewe Church. Contact Andrew Downton for more information and to apply.