Scholarships

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To support the development of aspiring young singers and to augment the music department, Halifax Minster offers four Choral Scholarships annually.

  • Scholarships are open to young musicians aged fifteen to twenty-three
  • A good standard of vocal and general musicianship is essential
  • Scholars are expected to show leadership, commitment and the dedication required to develop as a choral singer
  • Scholars are expected to attend Tuesday weekly rehearsals, in term time, and sing at Sunday 10.30am Sung Eucharist and 4.00pm Choral Evensong
  • The opportunity to coach and support younger choristers exists and would be valued
  • The scholarship, worth £1500 per annum, includes singing lessons given by a specialist singing teacher
  • Central to the scholarship is the opportunity to sing the centuries old great cathedral repertoire and to be involved with major services and concerts
  • The annual tour is a highlight of the year as are TV and Radio broadcast opportunities
  • The choir is welcoming and is a good place to make new friends
  • A number of former choristers have gone on to study at music college and university and one is currently a cathedral Director of Music

For full details please contact the Director of Music, Ian Sutcliffe at directorofmusic@halifaxminster.org.uk

Rishworth School Scholarships at The Minster:

  • Choral Scholarships are available to Choristers who attend Rishworth School
  • Parents can receive a 10% reduction in School Fees when a Choral Scholarship is awarded by both The Minster and the School together
  • Scholars are required to sing in both the Minster and School Choir

Enquiries should be made initially to The Minster Director of Music, Ian Sutcliffe

In addition, our weekly organ recital series Thursday @ One attracts international renown performers. An opportunity to study the organ is also available to a suitably gifted musician in conjunction with the Halifax Organ Academy, launched in September 2011.  http://halifaxorganacademy.com

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