Choral Scholars

Bristol Choral Society is pleased to announce a new initiative, inviting singers to apply for one of four choral scholarships for the academic year 2016-17. Our choral scholars attend weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings 7.15pm-9.30pm in term time, in addition to around four performances a year. The scholarships are open to singers aged 18-30, or students in full or part time music education.

The scholarships are ideal for aspiring professional singers wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading, or in preparation for university choral scholarships, and as a means of broadening repertoire knowledge. Scholarships run from the beginning of September until mid June and are worth £650. There will be occasional solo/quartet/semi chorus opportunities, and also a chance for the scholars to receive coaching from the choir’s Musical Director.

It is expected that choral scholars will mentor our younger choral apprentices, take an active role with social media for the ensemble, and generally support the endeavours of Bristol Choral Society.

We have secured funding for four scholars for our 2017-18 season. If you wish to apply, please download the further information and application form below, and return your completed form to

The closing date is 18 June 2017 and auditions will be held on 21 June in Bristol. If you have any questions please contact Caro Barrett at or on 01934 621968.

Further information: pdf|docx
Application form: pdf|docx

Our choral scholars in 2016-17 are:

Ruth Bamfield – Soprano
Heather Ashford – Soprano
Holly Blundell – Alto
Ben Gutsell – Tenor
Patrick Osborne – Bass