Bristol Choral Society has been running a very successful choral scholarship campaign and we hope to be able to continue this into next season. Singers can apply for one of four choral scholarships for the academic year. 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 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.
Our choral scholars in 2017-18 are : Ruth Bamfield, Heather Ashworth, Ben Gutsell and Patrick Osborne