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Melissa Bradshaw

NYCGB 2019/20 Fellows revealed

8:52, 7th October 2019

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has revealed the eight young musicians selected to join its 2019/20 Fellowship Programme.

This year’s Fellows are:

  • James Botcher – tenor 1, East Sussex
  • Eleanor Bray – soprano 1, Surrey
  • Freddie Crowley – bass 2, Devon
  • Loren Kell – soprano 2, Wales
  • Laurence Padfield – bass 1, London
  • Ella Rainbird-Earley – alto 1, Coventry
  • Milette Riis – alto 2, Leeds
  • David Woods – tenor 2, Harrogate

The programme, launched in 2015, provides eight young musicians each year with the opportunity to develop their solo and ensemble performance technique, professional skills and networks. The eight new fellows will gain opportunities through a varied programme of performance, tuition and mentoring as well as working alongside the NYCGB team to deliver workshops and activities to young singers in educational and community settings across the UK.

Opportunities given to this year’s fellows include leading the NYCGB in performance at the Royal Albert Hall, and representing Great Britain at the World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM 2020) in Auckland, New Zealand from 15 – 18 July 2020.

NYCGB artistic director and principal conductor Ben Parry said: ‘We’re excited to announce our 2019/20 fellows – an extremely talented and passionate group of young singers who we are delighted to welcome onto our fifth fellowship programme. The scheme presents a unique opportunity for them to develop their skills and experience and we look forward to supporting them in this exciting new phase of their development.’


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