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2016 choral

HIGHGATE SCHOOL BACKGROUND
Highgate School has long been established as a centre for excellence in choral singing. The school has produced two of the 20th Century’s biggest names in choral music, Sir John Tavener and John Rutter CBE, as well as featuring on the original recording of Britten’s War Requiem in 1963. Highgate School currently has eight choirs across the Junior and Senior Schools with its most Senior Choir, Highgate Chorale, being crowned BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2014. The choirs regularly perform at external venues with performances at the Royal Festival Hall and services at St Paul’s and the Vatican in Rome last year. A number of pupils go on to achieve Oxbridge choral and organ scholarships upon leaving Highgate School each year and we are passionate about helping other young people to achieve this too.

IS THE COURSE FOR FOR ME?
The course is aimed at anyone aged 16-19 who is interested in finding out more about choral scholarship opportunities at university. The course will prepare you thoroughly for the application procedure and audition process. It is open to young people of all standards so don’t worry if you don’t have any previous experience of singing in a chapel setting – a love of singing is the most important thing we look for.

If you are still wondering whether the course is for you then please read some of our feedback from last year:

“I just wanted to thank you for having Hannah at your taster day.  She really enjoyed it and came back from the course on a high!”

“Thank you ever so much for this. I thoroughly enjoyed the day last week and found all aspects of it extremely useful. It was particularly good having talks on the different parts of the audition process as well as applying this in both the Choral Masterclass and the Mock Audition.”

“I just wanted to thank you for putting on the day yesterday, it was very informative and I feel my confidence in the whole choral process has increased.”

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE COURSE?
The Highgate Choral Day educates young people about choral scholarship opportunities as well as helping them to achieve this. The course features the following:
•    Sight-singing and aural class
•    A mock audition
•    Written feedback sent to participants after the course on what to improve ahead of their real audition
•    Masterclasses and question and answer sessions with renowned choral conductors from leading universities
•    Talks on the application process for different universities
•    An explanation of the audition process with the chance to see an mock audition
•    A comprehensive booklet which includes all the choral scholarship opportunities available for the year
•    Opportunity to talk to ex-choral scholars about their experiences

WHEN IS THE COURSE?
The course will run on Wednesday 5 July 2017.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The course is free and lunch is included.

HOW DO I APPLY?
To register you need to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our administrator will then send you an application form and consent form which you will need to return to us in order to take part in the day.

WHERE IS HIGHGATE SCHOOL?
Highgate School is conveniently located within walking distance from Highgate tube station and can be reached via the 143, 603, 43, 134, 234, 263 bus routes. Connections are easily accessible from Euston station, King’s Cross station and St Pancras station.

Highgate School
North Road, London N6 4AY