We welcome enquiries throughout the year from the families of boys in Years 2, 3 and 4 who are considering a Choristership at King’s. We would be delighted to arrange for you to visit us for tour of the School and the Boarding House, during which you can meet the Head and the Housemaster, and an informal meeting and audition with the Director of Music, Mr Hyde. These opportunities are excellent ways for you to get a feel for the chorister life and for us to give you feedback on whether being a chorister might be right for your son.
During your son’s audition, which lasts approximately 8 – 10 minutes, he will first be asked to sing a short and simple prepared song, e.g. Away in a Manger. It’s ideal if you can provide two copies of the music so that we can accompany your son on the piano. Mr Hyde will also ask him to do some aural tests such as clapping back a rhythm, picking notes out of a simple chord and singing back a melody played on the piano. If your son plays a musical instrument (by no means a necessity), he will be asked to play a short piece to the School’s Director of Music, Mr James Randle. He will also meet Mr Colin Dely (the School’s Head of the Junior School) who will ask him to do some academic tests (Maths, Spelling, Reading, Reasoning). In between times, he will be able to play games with the other boys taking part, overseen by one of the Boarding House staff, meet the pupils in his year group who are already pupils at King’s, and have a tour of the school. It’s a busy and exciting morning.
For further information about Chorister Admissions, please contact us.