A Chichester choir is launching an innovative choral scholarship scheme – all part of a mission to dispel the myth that classical music is stuffy and dull.
Jake Barlow, who took over as director of music with the St Richard Singers last autumn, said: “I want to increase engagement, especially with the younger members of the community. There is a feeling that a lot of choirs are just older members. I want to have the younger singers coming through as well and to give them the experience of singing the big standards of the choral repertoire. It is very much something that young people should have the chance to do”.
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