Chorister Profile

Theo Amies (Junior Chorister, aged 10):

"I have been in the choir for three years and I love it. When I was a Junior Probationer everyone was very friendly and there are always lots of jokes and laughs in our rehearsals.

We sing lots of music, all by different composers – some tricky, some easy. My favourite anthem is Strengthen Ye The Weak Hands by Wiliam Harris. I also love the sound we make when we sing together with the Combined Choir. I was really proud to be the first chorister to be awarded the John Hughes Medal earlier this year, and I met Dr Hughes's parents who came to the service specially.

We have sung in Ely Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral and in Switzerland and France in the last two years. It was amazing singing with the Britten Sinfonia and hearing the soloists in Bach's St Matthew's Passion.

The two organ scholars teach us theory every week which is very helpful for our music exams. We also get paid pocket money which is great and every year we record a CD which is pretty cool. Choir is definitely the best part of my week."