21 May 2010

Escafeld Chorale associate scheme

A new ‘associate’ scheme has been established in conjunction with local choir Escafeld Chorale, who are sponsoring an undergraduate singer from the Department by providing performance opportunities and financial support. Auditions for the first year of the scheme were held this week, and the successful applicant was Matthew Palmer, a second year tenor already well-known in Sheffield for his performances with local opera groups as well as in departmental concerts. Matt will sing in three concerts with Escafeld Chorale during the next academic year, and will be meeting soon with their conductor, Pete Dutton, to decide on repertoire.