The St Richard Singers believe in nurturing talent and offering support during every stage of a singer's life.
In that spirit of education and development, the choir is delighted to offer Choral Scholarships for up to six singers each choir season (running from September to July).
The Scholarships are designed to give younger singers a platform to develop their choral singing technique and learn new repertoire, as well as building sight-reading, teamwork, and musical leadership skills in an active musical environment, all while receiving mentoring and support.
The Scholarships are open to singers aged 18-25 from any social or ethnic background, and who live within a 30-mile radius of Chichester.
Scholars are asked to be sympathetic to the choir's aims, to commit to all rehearsals and concerts of the choir year, and to bring a positive attitude to the choir, both musically, and as part of the choir as a whole.
In return the Scholars will receive the following benefits:
A waiver of all subscription fees for the choir season
All necessary sheet music (and associated learning resources) will be provided free of charge
Where appropriate, the choir and Director of Music will offer the opportunity for solo/small consort singing, and support in preparing music for such performances
Assistance with transport to SRS events and concerts outside of Chichester, where applicable
Mentoring and educational support and advice they may require, including (but not limited to) providing positive, supportive references or personal recommendations
Interested parties should write to the Chairperson, Kirsten Scott, who can also provide any further information required, at firstname.lastname@example.org, outlining their experience and reasons for interest in the Choral Scholarships in addition to confirming their eligibility. Successful applicants will be asked to attend an audition/interview with the Director of Music (and a small panel made up of members of the choir) and then, if appropriate, be invited to a rehearsal with the choir before a Scholarship offer is made.