Young Singers Choral Scholarship Programme
APPLICATIONS FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE NOW CLOSED. A SECOND ROUND WILL BE LAUNCHED FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON
London Oriana Choir has launched a new Choral Scholarship Programme, offering a select number of funded places for singers aged 18-25 for its 2021-22 season, as part of its commitment to support aspiring young singers.
This will include taking part in the final year of five15, the choir’s ground-breaking initiative championing women composers, which will involve performing new commissions from our current composer in residence Hannah Kendall, recordings and a final festival.
It's a great opportunity to join one of Britain’s leading choral groups and one of the most exciting and versatile in London, performing in the capital, around the UK and abroad.
The scheme is open to anyone who enjoys singing, whether those studying music, starting your music careers or simply wanting to expand your singing and performance opportunities.
The choir’s repertoire is broad-ranging, from early music through the great choral works to contemporary commissions, often accompanied by professional orchestras. We have also worked with some of the world’s biggest names including Madonna, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Pete Townshend of The Who. The choir performed in the world première of his ‘Classic Quadrophenia’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Alfie Boe at the Royal Albert Hall to critical acclaim, as well as recording the piece for release on Deutsche Grammophon.
Successful candidates will be able to join the choir from early November, in time to take part in its two Christmas concerts at St Clement Danes in the Strand and St James' Piccadilly as well as other seasonal festivities.
Sounds interesting? Then complete the application form and submit a short video of you singing as the first stage of the audition process - simply using your mobile phone is fine. If successful, you will then be asked to take part in a virtual Zoom session with Dominic for final judging.
The deadline for this first round of applications was Sunday 31st October 2021.
Benefits of the scheme include:
Free membership to regular Wednesday evening rehearsals with the choir under the baton of musical director Dominic Ellis-Peckham
Regular and varied performance opportunities covering a wide range of styles. The choir promotes five concerts a year as part of its own season but is also frequently invited to perform in a variety of other events.
An opportunity to improve your musicianship
After completing two concerts with the choir, you will also qualify for:
free singing lessons with the choir’s resident professional singing teacher Aimee Presswood
individual coaching sessions from Dominic