(photo credit Benjamin Harte)
The support from the Genesis Foundation means that the participation receive free tuition and a bursary for the UK travel, food and accommodation whilst participating in the programme, an important point for young singers where money is tight. The current intake of Genesis Sixteen programme will be participating in The Sixteen's Messiah at the Barbican on Sunday 16 December (with soloists Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, James Gilchrist and David Wilson-Johnson). Singers from the first year have already been singing with Sile Antico, Platinum Consort and St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, as well as some being employed for concerts with The Sixteen and two have gone on to permanent positions in Westminster Cathedral Choir and the Norwegian chamber choir, KorVest.
Young singers resident in the UK, who have a passion for ensemble singer, are aged between 18 and 23 on 1 September 2013 and who receive regular singing lessons, are encouraged to apply. The deadline for the 2013-14 course is Friday 18 January, 5pm. Full details on how to apply are on The Sixteen's website.
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- Well meaning confustion - creating today's Carmen
- Creating socially responsible individuals as well as musicians - In Harmony Sistema England
- Christine Brewer at the Wimbledon Music Festival
- Waghalter violin concerto at Cadogan Hall
- The Natural History of the Piano
- CD Review - Coro Allegro - In Paradisum