THE Robert Presley Scholarship Programme offers a unique opportunity on the London scene to develop a high standard of ensemble singing/playing in a stimulating, young, and supportive environment.
In 2013, the first scholarship was set up in name, as a living memorial. Every year a number of Presley Scholarships are awarded to our best-auditioning applicants. Together, they form the , an ensemble of eight Choral Scholars, students and graduates of London's conservatoires and universities.
We look for people passionate about a wide range of (both sacred and secular), excellent musicians, and natural team workers.
Ideal candidates will be confident sight-readers with experience of choral singing/accompanying and a good sense of humour; experience of church music is useful but not essential.
We welcome applications from students in Higher Education, recent graduates, young professionals.
The Schola Cantorum
in Messina Cathedral, Spring 2022
Courtesy of Andrew Robinson
Wednesdays: Choir Rehearsal 7-9 PM
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month: Choir Rehearsal 9:15 AM; Sung Mass 10:30 AM
4th Sunday of the month: Choir Rehearsal 4:30 PM; Evensong 6 PM.
The Scholars also sing at some major Church's festivals, including All Souls’; Advent Carols; Christmas Carols; Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.
Additionally, there are 3/4 recording projects, and 2 choir tours per year.
Choral and Organ Scholars receive a scholarship of £2,000.00 per year, plus additional fees for extra services.
How to apply
All prospective scholars should send their CV and a short letter of application to the Director of Music on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Director of Music is always happy to informally discuss the nature and the details of the Scholarship prior to the interview.