Alto Scholar


Alto Scholar

Shimona Rose
Soprano Scholar

Originally from Singapore, Shimona has just completed a Master of Performance Royal College of Music with a Distinction under the tutelage of Amanda Roocroft.

The 2018 Opera Scholar of the Year and 37th Annual Australian National Liederfest winner, she completed a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music before making the move to London.

An accomplished performer and recitalist, she began her musical studies with the piano at age 5, achieving an ABRSM Diploma in Music Performance in 2014.

Shimona also grew up singing in Wesley Methodist Church in Singapore where she is still welcome to sing every time she returns home. Her, however, passion lies on the operatic stage, and that is where she is determined to pursue her dream. 

Catherine Hooper
Soprano Scholar

Catherine is currenlty studying for a master’s at the Royal College of Music, under Rosa Mannion.

She had her professional concert debut in 2016, singing Judit (Bluebeard’s Castle, Bartók) with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra. She sang regularly with Byre Opera, including as the titular role in Handel’s Xerxes, Vixen Sharp-Ears (The Cunning Little Vixen, Janáček), and Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw, Britten). She also founded and led the university Opera Society, with whom she sang Lieschen (Coffee Cantata, Bach) in an innovative production inside a local coffee shop, Juno (Orpheus in the Underworld, Offenbach) and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell). Catherine is an experienced concert soloist and in 2019, she premiered Emily Doolittle’s ‘Conversation’ with the St Andrews New Music Ensemble. Alongside her solo work, she is a regular choral and consort singer, having previously held choral scholarships at St Andrews and Cambridge.

This position is currently vacant.

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James Cobb
Tenor Scholar

British Tenor James Cobb studies at the Royal College of Music London, under the tutelage of Dinah Harris, where he is a Scholar.

Before taking a Gap Year working at St Paul’s Cathedral, James studied at the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department between 2015 and 2017.

Here he began working with Veronica Veysey-Campbell with whom he worked very successfully with for 5 years, and attributes much of his success to. 

James has performed in Recitals at The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Steinway Hall and at Soirées at Breinton.


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Joseph Wang
Bass Scholar

Currently studying for a Masters in Experimental Physics at Imperial College London, Joseph has dedicated a large portion of his waking hours to music, singing in the award-winning a cappella group, The Techtonics, and choir at the university.

A capable musician, he has many years’ experience singing choral music, an ATCL in flute performance at 18 and many hours of listening to music under his belt, with hopes to achieve many more.

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Jonathan Hedley
Bass Scholar

Jonathan is currently pursuing a PhD in DNA Biophysics at Imperial College London, and he takes an active role in the music scene there.

From singing bass in the award winning A Cappella group, The Techtonics, to performing lead roles in operas (recently Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia), you’re certain to find him singing whenever he has free time.

He achieved his LTCL Diploma in Singing at the age of 17, and currently has lessons under Roderick Earle at the Royal College of Music.

Matthew started singing and attending choral courses from a young age.

He read Music at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he regularly sang with the chapel choirs of Queen's and Emmanuel colleges, where he benefited from fantastic training which included regular chapel services, tours, and professional recordings.   His main profession is Director of Music of a boy's grammar school in south-east London.

He has been a member of the Sine nomine Singers (Bromley) since 2008, and the Cantor of St John's Church Schola Cantorum since 2009, where he started singing under the then director Benjamin Woodward.

Matthew is pleased to contribute to the musical life of the church to the present days, being also regularly involved as an accompanist and conductor of St John's Choral Scholars.

Matthew Price
Cantor