Choral Scholarship

To help develop the next generation of choral singers, the Treatt Fairhaven Singers Choral Scholarship allows one or more talented young singers (aged 16–19) from local schools to rehearse and perform with us for one concert. Applications are invited in September, with auditions in mid-October.

“Nurturing young talent is increasingly a focus for the Fairhaven Singers, and we’ve been very impressed by the high calibre of applicants over the years” says Musical Director Ralph Woodward. The Choral Scholar(s) will join the choir for the Lent Term, culminating in the year’s major concert, which takes place in March in one of Cambridge’s top venues, accompanied by a professional orchestra. Sharing the stage with an accomplished chamber choir and professional soloists and players should be a thrilling experience for any ambitious young choral singer.

Here’s what some past holders of the scholarship have said:

The thing I like most is that they treat you as one of their own – even if you’re only there for a term, you become one of the team.

Lindsay Williams (soprano), 2018 Choral Scholar

It’s wonderful to be able to sing an amazing variety of challenging repertoire in such a friendly and supportive atmosphere!

Ash Peacock (alto), 2019 Choral Scholar

I really enjoy singing with the Fairhaven Singers because they make such a rich and mature sound, and it is amazing to be part of this.

Iona Woods (soprano), 2019 Choral Scholar

If you are interested in applying for the Scholarship, please contact the Musical Director.

We are most grateful to Treatt for their sponsorship of the Choral Scholarship.

Treatt was founded in 1886 and is an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets from bases in the UK, the US, China and Kenya.