Schola Cantorum Conducting Scholarship 2016-17
Applications are invited for the post of Conducting Scholar with Schola Cantorum of Oxford for the academic year 2016-2017. The Conducting Scholar will be an exceptional young musician who shows great promise in the art of choral conducting.
The successful candidate will assist the conductor James Burton in the musical development and preparation of the choir, including programming and rehearsing. The Conducting Scholar will receive an annual honorarium of £300; regular podium time under the supervision of James Burton and, where appropriate, performance opportunities with the choir. The Scholar will be expected to attend all weekly rehearsals (which are normally held on Monday evenings during term time) and Oxford performances during their scholarship tenure, and may be asked to take sectional rehearsals. In addition, he/she will be invited to attend meetings of the choir’s trustees (six per year), and assist the conductor with administrative matters relating to the musical life of the choir.
The post will be tenable for 1 year, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Candidates are expected to be members of Oxford University, and Oxford-based for this period.
for further information and an application form please email the choir's administrator, Julia Stutfield, at email@example.com
Schola Tour to MEXICO - March 2016
Schola is delighted to thank everyone involved in the organisation of their incredible tour to Mexico. The choir was given a fantastic opportunity to perform with the Mexican Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional for two stunning performances of Haydn's 'Seven Last Words of the Cross' at the Palacio des Bellas Artes alongside four young Mexican soloists. Schola was also welcomed by enthusiastic receptions in three other performances venues including the Teatro del Bicentinario in Léon, Santo Domingo Church in Mexico City and the Teatro Angela Peralta in San Miguel. This tour was a once in a life time opportunity and the choir would like to thank Anglo Arts and the Festival Centro Histórico for their work and support which helped to make this trip such a success.
Schola is hoping to update this website to include short accounts of the tour from members of the choir. Stay tuned!
Song of Songs
Friday 10th June 2016
University Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford 8.00pm
Schola finishes its concert season in the beautiful surroundings of the University Church, performing a glorious selection of music with words taken from the Song of Songs. The fragrant and sensual language of this most expressive book has inspired composers throughout the ages.
Tickets are available online or on the door for £12/£5