Association Of British Choral Directors

Alto and tenor choral scholarships

London & South East

Organisation: Chiswick Choir

Chiswick Choir, a Choral Society, is pleased to invite singers to apply for its annual Alto and tenor scholarships in 2019/20. Successful candidates will be expected to attend weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 8-10pm in term time at St Michael's Church Centre, Elmwood Road, W4 3DZ, in addition to around three performances a year. The scholarships are open to singers aged 18-30, or students in full or part time music education.

Our choral 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 for a year and are worth £750. There will be occasional solo/quartet/semichorus opportunities, and a chance for the scholars to receive coaching form the choir's Musical Director. It is expected that choral scholars will take an active role with social media for the ensemble, and generally support the endeavours of Chiswick Choir.

Chiswick Choir stages at least three major concerts each year, often with professional orchestra and soloists. It has an auditioned membership of around 90 singers drawn from the London area.

The choir is directed by Hilary Campbell, a freelance choral specialist who is also founder and director of professional chamber choir Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, the Music Makers of London and Chiswick Choir. Her guest work includes ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC 4's Daily Service Singers, the New London Singers and the Amici Chamber Choir.

Auditions will take place on a Tuesday at the beginning of October, and candidates will be asked to sing a prepared piece of their own choice and to undertake sight-reading and ear tests. An accompanist will be present.

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