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Nurturing and developing aspiring young singers as part of our SCO Chorus

The SCO Chorus is a group of around 70 singers drawn from all walks of life. Under the direction of Gregory Batsleer since 2009, the SCO Chorus has built a reputation as one of Scotland’s most vibrant and versatile choirs and is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest orchestral choruses.

The SCO Young Singers' Programme is designed to nurture and develop aspiring young singers and is aimed at musicians with a high level of singing/choral experience who wish to further their musicianship and choral technique through singing with a world-class ensemble. Each year we recruit one Young Singer aged 18-23 to each section of the SATB Chorus. Places on the programme are for one season, but members can re-audition each year.

Young Singers will take part in the SCO Chorus’ exciting programme of orchestral and a cappella concerts, as well as receiving dedicated coaching from the Chorus Director, our Vocal Coaches and other specialist tutors . There may also be opportunities to take part in masterclasses from international soloists visiting the Orchestra, and in occasional special events.

Those selected for the Programme will receive a bursary per project which is intended to support ongoing vocal development e.g. the cost of singing lessons.

My time with the SCO Chorus has been incredible. The opportunity to perform with a chorus of such high quality has been the most wonderful, memorable experience.

Young Singers' Programme Participant 2018 - 2020

How to apply

Applications for the Young Singers’ Programme 2023-24 have now closed. The following season’s application process will begin in Spring 2024.

Kindly supported by

Baird Educational Trust