A number of former Queen’s Choral Scholars are pursuing successful singing careers in international ensembles. Read a profile of former Choral Scholar Esther Brazil, who is a member of The Sixteen and The Monteverdi Choir.
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Choral Scholarships at Queen’s are open to all voices (including both countertenors and contraltos). Scholars receive an award of £800 a year, including funding for singing lessons. In addition, dinner is provided free of charge after every sung service. Choral Scholars are elected in competition in two stages: the choral trial in September and the academic examining and interviewing in November and December. If there are vacancies the College may also hold a second competition in October for newly arrived undergraduates. Up to eight awards are available each year. The duties of the Choral Scholars are to sing in the Chapel Choir at the three weekly choral services and termly concert. Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Dr Rees at any time of year. An open day for Choral and Organ awards is held by the Music Faculty in late April each year.