Young Singers Choral Scholarship Programme

AGED 18-25?  LOVE SINGING?  THEN READ ON....

London Oriana Choir has launched a second year of its successful Choral Scholarship Programme, offering a select number of funded places for singers aged 18-25 for its 2022-23 season, as part of its commitment to support aspiring young singers.

This will include taking part in the Choir’s performance of Bach’s magnificent St John Passion, as well as its concerts celebrating the anniversaries of Benjamin Britten and William Byrd, and featuring the works of women composers as part of the Choir’s commitment to the Keychange initiative. There is also the potential for some external engagements as well as a residential weekend and a short European tour.

It's a great opportunity to join one of Britain’s leading choral groups and one of the most exciting and versatile in London, performing in the capital, around the UK and abroad.  

The scheme is open to anyone who enjoys singing, whether those studying music, starting your music careers or simply wanting to expand your singing and performance opportunities.

​The choir’s repertoire is broad-ranging, from early music through the great choral works to contemporary commissions, often accompanied by professional orchestras. We have also worked with some of the world’s biggest names in the industry including Madonna, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and Pete Townshend of The Who. The choir performed in the world première of his ‘Classic Quadrophenia’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Alfie Boe at the Royal Albert Hall to critical acclaim, as well as recording the piece for release on Deutsche Grammophon.

​Successful candidates will be able to join the choir from early November, in time to take part in its two Christmas concerts at St James Piccadilly as well as other seasonal festivities.​

Sounds interesting? Then complete the application form and submit a short video of you singing as the first stage of the audition process - simply using your mobile phone is fine. If successful, you will then be asked to take part in a virtual Zoom session with musical director  Dominic Ellis-Peckham for final judging.

Deadline for this round of applications is 23:59 on 16 October 2022 - so don't delay!

Benefits of the scheme include:

  • Free membership to regular Wednesday evening rehearsals with the choir under the baton of musical director Dominic Ellis-Peckham

  • Regular and varied performance opportunities covering a wide range of styles, including solo opportunities. The choir promotes five concerts a year as part of its own season but is also frequently invited to perform in a variety of other events.

  • An opportunity to improve your musicianship

  • After completing two concerts with the choir, you will also qualify for:

    • two free singing lessons with the choir’s resident professional singing teacher Aimee Presswood

    • coaching sessions from Dominic.

"Being part of the choir taught me how to understand music in yet another way and how everyone can use their own qualities to make the group even better."

2021/22 Scholar

"This year has been so much fun! I am so glad I applied. You’re all so generous and everyone was so welcoming and encouraging. I am going to miss the community."

2021/22 Scholar

For further information on London Oriana Choir, click here.  Please note that the choir does not operate its own music library and members purchase their own music.

For further information on Dominic Ellis-Peckham, click here.

For further information, contact auditions@londonoriana.com