University of Birmingham partner with Ex Cathedra to support student development

University Music are pleased to announce a new partnership with the leading British choir, Ex Cathedra.

Performance of Sing Together: Handel's Messiah in the Bramhall Music building

Starting in academic year 2023/24, University of Birmingham will offer four student scholarships to promising vocal students from its choral programme, providing professional opportunities for career development, along with strengthening the position of the University and Birmingham as a centre for choral endeavour.

This year, University Music is pleased to announce scholarships have been awarded to Hannah Rowe, Molly Fry, Monty Charles, and Alex Dixon. These students will sing in Ex Cathedra projects with Jeffrey Skidmore across the academic year, giving invaluable opportunities for vocal development, alongside working to professional standards in preparation for careers and further study following their undergraduate degrees.

Choirs are an integral part of University Music in Birmingham, and offer unrivalled opportunities for young singers at any university in the UK. This endeavour is supported by the distinguished choral music-making team at the university, which has internationally renowned musicians Professor Simon Halsey CBE, Bob Chilcott, Julian Wilkins, and Mariana Rosas delivering a wide range of choral activity, alongside partnerships with CBSO and Ex Cathedra.