Chiswick Choir invites singers to apply for one of four choral scholarships. Successful candidates are expected to attend weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 8-10pm in term time, in addition to around three performances a year. The scholarships are open to singers aged 18-30, or students in full or part time music education.

Our choral scholarships are ideal for aspiring professional singers wishing to develop their choral singing and sight-reading, or in preparation for university choral scholarships, and as a means of broadening repertoire knowledge. Scholarships are worth £750. There will be occasional solo/quartet/semi chorus opportunities, and also a chance for the scholars to receive coaching from the choir’s Musical Director. It is expected that choral scholars will take an active role with social media for the ensemble, and generally support the endeavours of Chiswick Choir.

Scholarships run for a year from the beginning of September, and applications are invited during the preceding Summer Term when the application form will be posted here. In the mean time if you wish to make further general enquiries about scholarships or the choir, please click here.

Application form for 2018/19

Current Scholars  



Soprano, Bethan Thomas graduated from the University of York in 2012 with a First Class Honours degree in Music, and immediately undertook a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance, from which she graduated in 2013 with Distinction.




Having been a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, George went on to study as a scholar at Wells Cathedral School and at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2013 with a 1st class BMus degree in viola performance. He now enjoys a varied and versatile career as a professional viola player, freelancing as a chamber musician and with orchestras in London and the south-west.

Not forgetting his roots, however, George has never stopped singing. At Wells he studied with Nigel Perrin and sang in the chapel and chamber choirs. Since then, George has sung in choirs and consorts at the Bath, Cheltenham and Frome festivals and at many major venues across the UK, including the Cadogan, Wigmore, Birmingham Symphony, and Royal Festival halls. He is a member of the Wellensian Consort, winners of the BBC Choir of the Year 2010 competition, with whom he has toured and made recordings, and he has more recently been a soloist in canonic choral works such as Bach’s Magnificat and Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

George is hoping to build further on his singing career, alongside his other endeavours, and is grateful to the Chiswick Choir for this opportunity.