Cathy Bereznicki was a long-standing member of Addison Singers and a mainstay of the organisation.  Outside of the choir, she had a keen interest in education. Sadly, she died far too early and is much missed. Generously, Cathy left a bequest to Addison Singers and we felt it would be an  apt and an affectionate memorial to use some of the bequest to fund a special bursary in Cathy’s name.

The Board of the Addison Singers wish to appoint four choral scholars from January 2018 to December 2018 – one for each voice: soprano, alto, tenor, bass – whose duties will be as follows:-

  1. To support the Music Director and the Oratorio Choir in general at rehearsals, attending at least 80% of Wednesday evening rehearsals. The first two and last two rehearsals per term should be considered compulsory.
  2. Choral scholars will occasionally be called upon to assist in sectional rehearsals or in matters of vocal development concerning the choir, eg warm-ups/vocal exercises etc…
  3. Choral scholars will occasionally be offered soloist opportunities with either the Oratorio or Chamber Choirs.

In consideration of the above, Choral Scholars will be paid a one-off fee of £750.00 per year (by £250 per term), will have free membership and will be provided with all music for rehearsals / concerts free of charge.

Applicants should ideally have some experience of singing as both a soloist and in choirs/vocal ensembles, have a high standard of sight-reading and a keen interest in encouraging amateur singers to achieve the highest possible standards.

Interested applicants should submit a CV by email to Claire Lachowicz, Vice Chair, Classical Choirs on by Fri Nov 10th 2017.   Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a brief interview  before the end of  November. 

Music Director: David Wordsworth

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