Brecon Cathedral is hosting a choir open day next weekend for youngsters interested in singing.

The open day event will be held on Saturday, July 1 between 3pm and 4:30pm.

The day is open to children between six and 10 years of age, who are encouraged to come along and find out what being a chorister is all about - and the benefits that it holds.

During the day, children will be able to take part in singing games, where music can be learnt together, try on choir robes and dress like a Bishop, and take a whistle-stop tour of the cathedral.

A short concert will follow at 4:30pm, which everyone is welcome to attend.

Director of Music, Stephen Power said: “The choristers, our ‘young professionals’ are looking forward to meeting other children who want to find out more about the choir and the cathedral and what we do, and the benefits available.

“Places are offered after a short audition or voice test, and new choristers spend some time acclimatising themselves with the routine and musical demands before being made a full chorister.

“We have recently promoted Padrig and Jason as full choristers and Henry has received his senior chorister medal in recognition of his achievements.”

Young choristers at the cathedral have spoken about what being part of the choir means to them.

Lolo, aged 9, said: “I enjoy choir as it’s a great way of making new friends."

Carwyn, aged 12, added: “I’ve gained new skills in reading music and learning the piano.”

To book a free place at the open day, please email Stephen Power at [email protected]