Bursary Scheme To Encourage and Support
Young Singers & Musicians
As one of the largest and most established choral groups on the Island, we have been performing, promoting and championing the enjoyment of traditional and contemporary classical music, since 1956.
Our Bursary Scheme was launched in Summer/Autumn 2022, with the aim to encourage and support talented and promising young singers and musicians on the Island, in their aspirations and pursuit of excellence and further study of music-making and performance.
It is our intention to open our Bursary Scheme every 2 years.
When the Bursary Scheme is next open to receive applications, an announcement will be posted up on this webpage, and publicity cascaded via various general advertising channels, including social media.
Please look back here in early Summer 2024.
We had a terrific response to the inaugural year of our Bursary and received a superb number and variety of applications.
Applications opened at the end of June and closed mid September.
We received 25 applications, from a variety of students aged 11-19 years, with musical specialities of Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Church Organ, Piano, Violin, Drums, Guitar, Trombone and Singing Voice.
Requests for support were varied and included assistance with funding for either: lessons, travel costs, music, instruments, etc.
The Award Panel reviewed and assessed each submitted application.
10 Candidates were selected to the next stage and invited to audition on 22nd October.
The Award Panel considered the amount of each Bursary Award, specific to the circumstance and musical benefit of each recipient.
The presentation of the 2022 Bursary Awards took place on 26th November at Medina Theatre, in advance of our concert performance of Handel’s Messiah.
2022 Bursary Recipients with Musical Director Rachel Tweddle and High Sheriff Kay Marriott