Harry Christophers Wants You For Genesis Sixteen
Along with the debut of a renovated website, The Sixteen has announced a new training initiative called Genesis Sixteen, whose principal aim in to nurture the next generation of professional ensemble singer. Around two-dozen people will be chosen to work with director Harry Christophers and members of the ensemble during the course of a year.
A joint project between The Sixteen and the Genesis Foundation, the mission is a committed one, to say the least.
This is the UK’s first fully-funded choral programme for young singers and the idea is to identify and nurture students with exceptional musical ability and the potential to become professional ensemble singers, an area in which The Sixteen is internationally renowned. Routes into the world of professional choral singing are reducing in the UK, not least because Oxford and Cambridge choral scholarships are only available to those who obtain the very highest examination grades, and music conservatoires still tend to tailor their training towards solo careers.
Auditions are open to young singers aged 18-23.
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