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Choristers and Pancakes! (posted 28 February 2017)

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Choristers, pancakes and 'out of the frying pan'...

Chichester Cathedral Chroisters flipping pancakes in the rain
Chichester Cathedral Chroisters flipping pancakes in the rain

Chichester Cathedral's Choristers have been enjoying some pancake fun in celebration of Shrove Tuesday. They took great delight in flipping pancakes and racing each other - 'This is much better than assembly..' they said.

Shrove Tuesday is the day before the first day of Lent known as Ash Wednesday. Traditionally on Shrove Tuesday Christians use up food that would not be eaten during Lent, which was a time for fasting and penance. Pancakes were an easy way to use up eggs, butter and milk as well as other lovely ingredients such as chocolate, sugar and cream.

During term time, the choristers sing almost every day in Chichester's historic Cathedral, performing to the highest professional standards, developing confidence and ambitions as they progress but, as the photos show, they clearly have time for fun too. The boys are educated at the Prebendal School, one of Sussex's leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3-13.

On Saturday 4th March, from 1pm - 4pm, Chichester Cathedral is offering an exciting opportunity for boys who love to sing. The Cathedral will be hosting a 'Chorister Open Day' where boys and their families can come and find out more about the life of a chorister. The afternoon will include joining the choristers for a vocal workshop, a tour of Prebendal School, the opportunity to meet and chat with the parents of current choristers and finally the chance to sing with the choir at Evensong in the Cathedral. This event is primarily for boys in Years 2 and 3 but parents with younger boys are very welcome to come along too, previous formal singing experience is not necessary - any boy who loves to sing is welcome. For more details click here.

Choristers enjoy pancake day at Chichester Cathedral
Choristers flipping pancakes at Chichester Cathedral
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