Choral Scholarships at St Peter’s Church, Streatham
We welcome enquiries regarding a choral scholar for the period from September 2020.
The successful candidate will receive an honorarium of £1,000 (for a full year, or prorated) and will be expected to sing for 33 full weekends during the year (Friday rehearsal and two Sunday services), plus three midweek festivals and two concerts.
The scholarship would be ideal for a young singer wishing to continue or develop their choral singing, perhaps in preparation for university choral scholarships, or as a means of improving sight-singing skills and repertoire knowledge prior to auditioning for work on the professional London Sunday singing circuit.
Music is central to the life of the church, which also hosts a regular monthly concert series featuring professional ensembles and soloists.
The choir regularly contributes to the concerts in the series, and for strong solo singers in the choir there are opportunities for solo recital concerts.
Since starting the scholarship in 2010, scholars have gone on to study at Durham University (x2) and Kings College London.
The scheme has been generously supported by the Ouseley Trust and members of the choir and congregation.
Sound clips of the choir can be found on the choir page of this website.
Anyone wishing to apply should send an e-mail to Acting Director of Music: David Chapman - details below.