In partnership with Ely Cathedral, King’s Ely offers a unique Sixth Form Choral Scholarship opportunity for Year 12 entry, giving male Sixth Form students with a passion for choral music the chance to sing in one of the world’s finest cathedrals. Students will receive intensive, specialist musical and academic training, as well as the opportunity to interact and perform with professional singers, organists and conductors on a daily basis. They will gain the experience and expertise needed to progress on to university choral scholarships and professional musical careers.
For these prized and prestigious male scholarships, we are looking for musically-gifted countertenors, tenors, baritones and basses.
Auditions are held at King’s Ely in late winter or early spring and it is expected that most candidates will have significant choral singing experience in a school, church or cathedral choir as well as excellent GCSE predicted grades. The audition itself will take approximately 20 minutes and candidates will be asked to sing a classical solo piece of their own choosing at approximately ABRSM grade 6 or 7 standard. An accompanist will be provided. During the audition, candidates will also be required to undertake vocal exercises to test range, technique and maturity of voice, as well as sight-reading and aural tests.
Sixth Form Choral Scholars receive a remission of 33% of boarding fees applicable at the time. Further assistance may be available, according to the means of parents.