Bursary Awards

Bursary Award 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, is 18 years old studying A level music, Drama and History.  She has been offered a place 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.  Josei will use the £500 bursary to help with the costs of going to drama school and we look forward to following career.

Josie will be performing at our Summer concert which will be held in Stafford White Eagle Club Riverway, Stafford on Saturday, 8th July starting at 7:30pm  She will be presented with her award at the concert.

Previous SCS Bursary Awards:

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 is working part-time to fund her singing lessons and language tuition and has told us that the bursary will hopefully enable her to attend a summer school. It gives us great pleasure to support young musicians from Staffordshire and we are delighted that Alice has agreed to join us once again as a soloist in our Summer concert on 13th July at The White Eagle Club when she will receive her cheque for £500 – proceeds from our Charity performance of Messiah last 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.