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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Applications open for Cheltenham Baroque singing competition

11:48, 4th January 2018

Young professional singers aged 28 or under are invited to apply for Cheltenham Bach Choir’s Baroque Singing Competition.

The event will take place at Prince Michael Hall, Cheltenham on 25 March as part of the Spring Festival of the Baroque. Preliminary rounds will take place in the afternoon, with the finalists performing at a concert in the evening. The public are encouraged to attend.

The competition will be judged by Professor Russell Smythe, Christine Cairns, and David Crown. The highest ranking singers will receive cash prizes, and the winner will have the opportunity to perform with the choir and a professional orchestra.

David Crown, music director of the Cheltenham Bach Choir, said: ‘The Singing Competition was a great success last year, attracting talented singers from all over the country, so we are very excited to be running it again.  It gives people in and around Cheltenham the opportunity to hear some of the UK’s best young singers of Baroque music in action.’

Applications close at midnight on 1 February.

www.cheltbachchoir.com

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