Choral bursary

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Paragon Singers are delighted to announce an initiative designed to encourage and support young singers aged 17-25, currently in full or part-time education. The scholarship is ideal for aspiring young singers wishing to develop their choral singing within a small, highly accomplished chamber choir. This could potentially be in preparation for a university choral scholarship, or alongside further studies.

Paragon Singers is one of the foremost chamber choirs in Bath. It has around 25 singers, and specialises in the performance of Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary music, Under its director Sarah Latto, the choir has developed a reputation for imaginative programming and singing of the highest quality. There will be good opportunities for the choral scholar to broaden and deepen her/his knowledge of the choral repertory. 

Young singers are invited to apply for the choral scholarship, which includes:

- Vocal technique and musicianship coaching

- Solo opportunities in concert

- The chance to observe rehearsals with professional ensembles

- A subsidised trip abroad (recent tours have included Crete and Provence)

The choral scholar will attend weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings from 19.15 – 21.30 in central Bath, and perform with the choir in concert throughout the year. In the first instance, the scholarship will run from January 2019 for one half of the season until July 2019. 

Choral scholars are expected to have music reading ability, a good tone and an interest in pursuing singing at a high level. 

Closing date: 15th November 2018

Audition dates: 19th, 26th November 2018

To register interest, please e-mail info@paragonsingers.co.uk.