Norwich Cathedral sits next to a large tree. The sky is blue and cloudy.

We are inviting pupils from your school to come to Norwich Cathedral and join in a celebration to welcome Spring.

In partnership with the Norfolk Music Hub, Norwich Cathedral are delighted to invite 300 young people from across Norfolk to sing under the direction of Master of Music Ashley Grote, and perform alongside the Norwich Cathedral Choir, accompanied by the newly refurbished, mighty Cathedral organ.

We are inviting all children in Key Stage 2 to participate in this performance-based around songs to welcome in the Spring season.

Dates & Times

Thursday 11th January 4.15 – 5pm:

  • CPD for Music Teachers on Teams to introduce the project and the songs, led by Ashley Grote (Master of Music, Norwich Cathedral)

Wednesday 3rd January:

  • Resources available on Norfolk Music Hub website (lyrics and backing tracks)

Online sessions for children, in which they will learn the songs with Ashley Grote (Master of Music, Norwich Cathedral):

  • Wednesday 31st January 2.00pm-2.40pm
  • Wednesday 14th February 2.00pm-2.40pm
  • Wednesday 28th February 2.00pm – 2.40pm

Spring Celebration! Performance day:

  • Wednesday 13th March 2024 at Norwich Cathedral
    • 3.15pm Arrive
    • 3.30pm-4.20pm Rehearsal
    • 4.20pm-4.50pm Break – please bring your own drinks and snacks for the children to have in the Cathedral Cloister
    • 5pm Performance
    • 5.45pm End

Other information

We will be able to issue one ticket per child attending for schools to disseminate amongst families, this performance will also be live streamed via a private link for families to view.

Please note that this performance does occur the same week as Norfolk County Music Festival, although there is not a school’s choir class on this afternoon.

Schools will be asked to learn the repertoire off by heart ahead of the performance.

Norwich Cathedral Easter Journey Visits

The Spring Celebration! comes during the time of the Schools & Family Learning Department popular Easter journey visits.
If you would like to take part in one of these during the afternoon, before the singing starts then please contact

There is space for two classes to make their Easter journey between 1 and 3pm, with the possibility of arriving for lunch first.

We do hope you will take up this fantastic opportunity – but places are limited! This visit would cost £3.90 per pupil.


Registration is now closed as this event is at capacity. Please email to be added to the reserve list.