The Choral Scholars Scheme

Levens Choir is committed to helping young people discover and enjoy the joys of choral singing. To this end, we raise funds to enable us to offer a number of CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS each year to students under 21*.

Successful applicants receive:
  • Free membership of Levens Choir
  • Music supplied free of charge
  • Individual singing tuition, or help with the cost thereof
  • Provision of an accompanist for singing exams, or help with the cost
  • Free participation at Choral Days and other Choral Workshops

* This age limit could be extended in line with individual circumstances such as extended degree courses, etc. 

Contact Rosey Cooper: 07977 906331,

Keir McGregor:
"Being a Choral Scholar with Levens Choir has given me an opportunity to sing with an accomplished choir and further my skills and knowledge of repertoire and singing technique. The recent tour to the Bristol area represented a great chance to sing for the first time in some prestigious venues, churches and cathedrals with wonderful acoustics. Performing music on a national scale is very rewarding. The choir’s repertoire spans from Palestrina to Walton and beyond, which means there are always new pieces to discover and enjoy. The provision of a bursary to pay for singing lessons is an incredibly beneficial aspect of the scholarship scheme, giving me the chance to improve my technical ability without my parents and I having to worry about the financial aspects of lessons. Being in the choir alongside other scholars and older members who share an enjoyment of music means that rehearsals and performances are interesting and entertaining, so I would highly recommend becoming a Choral Scholar."

Anna Cooper was one of our choral scholars back in 2006. Anna is currently performing at Glyndebourne as Soeur Alice in Barrie Kosky’s production of Dialogues des Carmèlites where it has received many 5* reviews.

She is also covering Hippolyta in Glyndebourne’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Anna will be returning to Cumbria on Friday 1st September at St Bee’s Priory for a masterclass and concert with Joan Rodgers CBE. More information can be found here.

Another former Choral Scholar is Kira Thomas, whose family is still in the Arnside area. She left us to study music at Bristol and completed her MA there last year.  Click here to see one of the many things she is up to now..!