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7 November, 2017

2017-8 Bursary Recipients Announced

Stile Antico is delighted to announce that the recipients of its 2017-8 Young Singer Bursaries are soprano Elizabeth Gornall and tenor Chris Why.

The bursaries, supported by the Stile Antico Foundation, are designed to give emerging singers a significant opportunity to gain experience within a world-class vocal consort, to engage with the particular challenges and rewards of working without a conductor, and to make invaluable contacts within the wider profession. Having been chosen from a very strong field of applicants, Elizabeth and Chris will participate in Stile Antico rehearsals and be mentored by members of the ensemble. They will also receive £500 each towards singing lessons and other development costs.

On hearing the news, Elizabeth Gornall, who trained in the choir of King’s College, London, wrote “I am very much looking forward to being involved in such an exciting project”. Meanwhile Chris Why, currently reading music at Sheffield University and singing in the choir at Wakefield Cathedral, writes “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded one of the Stile Antico Young Singer Bursaries for this year – it’s a brilliant opportunity to sing with such a highly skilled and prestigious group. I particularly look forward to the mentoring I’ll receive from Tom, but also to gaining invaluable practical experience with the group during their rehearsals”.

Many congratulations to Elizabeth and Chris – we are all looking forward to working with them over the coming season.