Run in partnership with the Minster School, Choral Outreach gives York pupils in Years 3 to 6 access to specialist staff and resources from the Cathedral and its school to encourage children to explore and enjoy music and singing.

Each term three schools take part in the programme, with weekly, hour-long workshops run by Alison Forster, Director of Music at the Minster School or Ben Morris, York Minster’s Assistant Director of Music.

Choral Outreach started at York Minster in 2007 and has seen tremendous support from local schools, with around 45 schools take part over the last decade.

As well as the end-of-term concert, there is an opportunity for children who have enjoyed taking part in the scheme to join the York Junior Youth Choir, an informal choir for children aged seven to 16 which meets every Saturday.

This term’s concert takes place on 20 March 2018 at 5.00pm and all are welcome to attend.

This term’s schools:
Knavesmire Primary School
Haxby Road Primary Academy
Heworth Primary School

If you’d like to hear more about the scheme, put your school forward to take-part, or to find out more about the York Junior Youth choir – contact