Bursary Awards

Bursary Award 2024

This year, Stafford Choral Society are supporting the Staffordshire Young Singer Awards organised by Entrust Music Service Staffordshire and supported by FOSYM.

Previous Bursary Awards 

In 2023 Stafford Choral Society’s  Bursary Award of £500 for a Staffordshire Young Singer 2023 was awarded to Josie Lamplough.

Josie, a student at Stafford Grammar School, was 18 years old at the time of the Award, studying A level music, Drama and History.  She in now studying at the Guildford School of Acting(GDSA) for the Music Theatre course and is looking forward to developing as a vocalist at this world-renowned institution.  Josie performed at our Summer concert, held in Stafford White Eagle Club Riverway in Julyand was presented with her award at the concert.

During Covid our Bursary Award was suspended and the Society supported freelance musicians affected by the pandemic.

The recipient of the 2019 Bursary was Alice Dix. In 2014 Alice was awarded Staffordshire’s Young Singer of the Year and has also received the Moran and Lavy award for highest achiever and dedication to performing arts in Staffordshire, presented through The Friends of Staffordshire Young Musicians (FOSYM).  Alice went on to study at Leeds College of Music and graduated in July 2018 with a first class Honours Degree. Currently she is a freelance musician and educator and is taking every opportunity to gain performance experience.  Alice  was a soloist at our Summer concert in July 2019 at The White Eagle Club when she received her cheque for £500 – proceeds from our Charity performance of Messiah the previous December.

Previous Bursaries were awarded to talented local singers: Grace-Marie Wyatt and Ed Robinson both of whom subsequently were soloists in Stafford Choral Society’s 2017 and 2018 performances of Messiah.