Singing at Doncaster Minster provides a wonderful musical education.
There are also a number of associated skills that are learnt by singing in a choir:
the ability to concentrate for long periods of time; self control and self discipline; motivation; introduction to new languages and the understanding of great music from many different centuries.
All this can help with a child’s overall academic achievements.
Training is is free of charge and is provided by the Director of Music Darren Williams, who has over 25 years experience of singing in Cathedrals across the UK, and an Organist for over 15 years. He is a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers and Regional Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) co-ordinator for the Voice for Life scheme.
The training scheme follows that of the RSCM “Voice for Life” and is a Nationally recognized course for church choirs.
The Choir has an active social life and there are plenty of events organised for choristers including an annual Christmas party and an annual Christmas-tide visit to the Superbowl Doncaster. Other events include the Easter Sunday Easter Egg hunt and a visit to the cinema at half term.