We think that getting young people into choral singing is a very important part of what we do. New and young singers are the future of choral singing so we are putting our money where our mouth is!
We run an annual bursary scheme for young singers. The bursaries are awarded in September and last for one year, although you may apply in consecutive years.
Applicants should be in full-time education, and under 21 years old (on September 1st in the year you are applying) and there are usually a number of bursaries on offer.
If you are successful you receive
• Free membership of Solihull Choral Society.
• £100 per annum, paid in instalments after each concert. There are normally 4 concerts a year.
• The possibility of solo work, and the chance to build your musical C. V.
• Free musical scores
In return we ask that you attend regular rehearsals, and to sing at all concerts.
Former Bursary Students
I used to sing with Solihull Choral Society as a bursary member from c.2008-201. I have fond memories of singing with the choir, and owe it a lot for providing me with some of my earliest choral training I’m now with a new choir called “echo” formed with fellow young professional singers, which came together during our time as Genesis Sixteen members from 2015-2016.
We’re putting on a concert on Saturday 13th May at 6pm at St. George’s Church in Edgbaston. It features a program exploring Biblical ideas of original sin, childhood and the innocence of sleep, through to the inevitability of the end of innocence. The concert will include music from the 16th century to the present day, featuring Herbert Howells ‘Requiem’ at its centre, alongside works by Tavener and Britten, vocal improvisation and traditional folk songs from England and America.”
The web page for the event can be found here: