Southern Voices is excited to announce our Choral Scholarship programme. This is an opportunity for young singers to sing with us, all expenses paid, during the academic year 2024-2025.

We are looking to introduce one or two choral scholars into each of our voice parts (SATB). Suitable candidates will be auditioned in August 2024, with the scholarship starting in September 2024, although this could be adapted to the circumstances of the individual. The scholarship would suit current sixth-formers, gap-year students,  or recently graduated students who are seeking to develop their singing opportunities or potentially looking to apply for a choral scholarship at a university or cathedral.

Southern Voices Tenor Scholar

Benefits of being a Choral Scholar

  • Membership, music hire and reasonable travel expenses are funded thanks to generous sponsorship from the Doyly Carte opera company
  • Solo opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Opportunities to sing a variety of choral repertoire
  • Reference from Southern Voices’ Musical Director for future applications. 


  • A high level of musical ability
  • Attendance at all four concerts
  • Attendance at 85% of rehearsals each term at St Paul's, Winchester.


  • Apply by 30th June
  • Auditions will be held in August
  • Choral Scholarships run from September 2024 to Summer 2025
  • Rehearsals at St Paul's, Winchester on Mondays 7:30 - 9:30pm

Application Process

  • To apply, click the link below and tell us about yourself, your singing experience and interest in this choral scholarship.  You will receive a copy of your application by email.
  • If selected, the audition will include some vocal exercises, a prepared vocal piece and some sight reading.


A choral scholar’s experiences with Southern Voices

'I joined Southern Voices during my final year of sixth form, after leaving the Winchester Cathedral Girls’ Choir. Southern Voices was a natural progression due to the renowned high standard and diverse repertoire.

My enjoyment of music meant that a Bachelor’s degree in music was a natural progression, where my experiences from Southern Voices encouraged and prepared me to take part in a variety of vocal ensembles, including the university choir, chamber choir, madrigal choir and close harmony group.

I rejoined Southern Voices following completion of my Bachelor’s, and again following my Master’s degree in music therapy. During this time the choir performed well known larger works, as well as more obscure pieces. Members of Southern Voices also represented the choir during a tour to Braunschweig. This included an unforgettable collaborative performance of Haydn’s Creation within a choir of eight-hundred singers from around the world.

Southern Voices nurtures singers, it is a warm group of people who all share a love of music and performance. Jamal is a calm yet motivating conductor, he is passionate about the music and takes great pleasure in explaining the intricacies of a score, or the motivations of a composer. A scholarship with Southern Voices offers a valuable opportunity for musical development, whilst nurturing a love of the choral repertoire.'

-- Freya

Contact us

If you're interested, contact our Scholarships Co-ordinator Freya at