Following the successful inaugural year of their choral scholarship scheme for young singers, the Esterhazy Singers are pleased to invite applicants for their 2015/16 awards.
The choir is based in The City of London under the inspirational leadership of Esther Jones. Esther is best known for her work with The National Youth Choir and at the Royal Academy of Music. Thus while The Esterhazy Singers is an amateur adult choir, this is an excellent opportunity for a young person to gain invaluable experience of choral singing under the guidance of such a renowned youth orientated musical director.
Applicants should be between 18 and 25 years old and ideally should be considering a career in choral music or just starting in that field. There will be one or two scholarships on offer depending upon the response.
Successful applicants will receive £600 per annum, paid in equal parts after each concert. There are normally 3 concerts a year. They will be expected to attend regular rehearsals, usually on Tuesdays at 19.00 at St Magnus the Martyr on Lower Thames Street and to sing at all concerts. There will also be the strong potential of some solo work or conducting at the discretion of the Musical Director.
A CV with a covering letter and two references are required, one personal and one musical. Applications must be received by 30th August 2015. Shortlisted applicants will be then asked to join our rehearsal on Tuesday 8thSeptember when there will be an audition with Esther Jones and a meeting with two members of the committee. Successful applicants will then receive a formal agreement document.