St Paul’s Church Choral Scholarships

Applications are now closed for the 2023-24 choral scholarships. If you would like to be put on the communications list for 2024-25 choral scholarships, please contact the address below.

Information for candidates

In collaboration with its music foundation, One Equal Music, St Paul’s Church is offering four choral scholarships (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) to sing in the University Church Choir and partake in OEM outreach and performance. The alto scholarship is open to anyone, regardless of gender.

Scholars will be expected to sing at the weekly Friday rehearsal and Sunday service (Eucharist or Choral Evensong). Scholars will additionally contribute an allotted amount of time to the One Equal Music foundation project: singing Great Sacred Music concerts at St Paul’s and across the city, and supporting choral music outreach in local schools under the direction and supervision of the One Equal Music development officer.

Opportunities for professional development, such as training and workshops, will be arranged throughout the academic year. Scholars will also have the opportunity to shape their own concert programmes and, if they wish, develop skills in event management, advertising, and videography in collaboration with One Equal Music projects.


The Choral Scholarships will be held in conjunction with a degree or higher education course at the University of Bristol, UWE, or other higher education institutions in Bristol. Scholarships will be offered on a one-year basis, with potential for extension into the next academic year.


The choral scholars will each receive a financial bursary of £1,200 p.a. Additionally, they will also have access to the fine acoustic of St Paul’s for singing practice (with use of the grand piano and organ for instrumentalists), mentorship and references from the One Equal Music development officer, additional solo performance opportunities as part of the One Equal Music concert programme, and the support of a church community who deeply value choral music.

More information and enquiries

To find out more about the St Paul’s Church choral scholarships, please click here.

For further details and enquiries about the choral scholarships, or to request an application form, please email:

Joshua Hutchinson

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