If you are an accomplished singer of any voice part, aged 16-25, and you have a love of choral singing, you may be able to apply for one of our sought-after Choral Scholarships.
Choral Scholars receive an award of £500 per annum, to be put towards a musical enterprise of the scholar’s choosing. For example, this could be for lessons, summer schools or courses or recording projects.
A Choral Scholarship is a wonderful way to gain experience of singing at a high standard in a group that covers a large repertoire. It is also excellent preparation for any young musician wanting to pursue music further, especially singers who may wish to apply for choral awards at university. Many young members of our choir have gone on to exciting Organ and Choral Scholarships, at places like Clare, Emmanuel and Robinson colleges at Cambridge University, Keble, Merton and the Queen’s College at Oxford University, Royal Northern College of Music/Manchester University joint studies degree, and Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.
As a Choral Scholar, you would be expected to lead vocally within your section, demonstrate excellent commitment and musicianship, attending all rehearsals and services throughout the year. The choir rehearses every Friday evening and sings each Sunday morning for the 10am Eucharist service and for 6.30pm Choral Evensong on Sunday evenings. The choir also enjoys opportunities to sing at cathedrals across the UK and opportunities to perform in concerts and make recordings.
Auditions are held throughout the year; most fall in July and August for the coming academic year but occasionally there are vacancies during the year. If you would like to apply or would like more information, contact the Director of Music, Richard Brain, at email@example.com. Should there be a vacancy, you will then be contacted to arrange a 30-minute audition, which will involve singing a prepared piece, some sight-reading and aural tests and a discussion with the Director of Music.