Choral Scholarships for Sixth Form

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Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield Cathedral School are looking to appoint Sixth Form Choral Scholars from September 2017.  Successful applicants would get the opportunity to sing regularly with the Cathedral Choir, presenting an unprecedented level of training for young singers, with particular relevance to those who are planning to apply for university Choral Scholarships.

What is on offer?

  • 30% fee remission at Lichfield Cathedral School (further bursaries may be available upon application)
  • Weekly bespoke training sessions from the Cathedral team of specialist musicians Regular singing alongside the Cathedral Choir (average of 3 services per week)
  • Enhanced singing opportunities at the Cathedral School with Cantorum, the School’s SATB youth choir
  • Excellent music provision for A Level and further instrumental studies

What are the expectations?

  • To sing Evensong on Wednesday or Thursday and Friday each week
  • To sing Eucharist and Evensong on 2 out of 3 Sundays
  • To sing with the Cantorum Choir at the Cathedral School and other ensembles as appropriate
  • To learn at least one supplementary instrument as well as taking singing lessons
  • To have studied music to GCSE level
  • You will be encouraged to study music at A level

In terms of regular rehearsal commitment, the Choral Scholars will meet in the Song School (at No.14 The Close) from 4-5pm on a Monday and Thursday.  They will rehearse with the Cathedral Choir prior to their service commitments from 5pm on weekdays, and from 10:20am and 2:20pm on Sundays.  This gives an average weekly commitment of 7 hours.

What qualities will we be looking for?
We are looking for singers with a keen interest in liturgical music and a Christian ethos.  Applicants will need to demonstrate a love for singing and a clear desire to develop their voice both as a soloist and within a choral context.  The demands of the repertoire will mean that we can only consider singers whose adult voices have settled sufficiently into the specific vocal ranges Alto, Tenor or Bass.

What are the benefits?
The Cathedral Choir delivers a large output of high quality music.  With a two year period singing as a Choral Scholar you will cover a large amount of the core Anglican repertoire, and this experience would make you of high interest to universities who seek to appoint Choral Scholars as undergraduates.  The training given will help develop vocal technique and promote good vocal health.  The sheer volume of music covered will mean that your sight-singing will improve as a matter of course. You will sing at a professional level alongside experienced musicians. You will be part of a team of dedicated singers who are all committed to delivering music to a very high standard.

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How do I apply?
Complete the application form below and send it with a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying to:

Miss J Brown, Director of Marketing, Development and Admissions,
Lichfield Cathedral School, The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LH
If you have any questions, please contact Jo Brown on 01543 306169 or j.brown@lichfieldcathedralschool.com

 

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