Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
Chorus Master: Gavin Carr
Accompanist: Timothy End
Arts Council England

Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme

In 2012 the Philharmonia Chorus launched its Student Scheme to sit between its pool of high quality amateur singers and its highly regarded Professional Singer Scheme. The Scheme provides an opportunity for young singers to gain experience of rehearsals and concerts of international standard both in the UK and abroad. We regard it as the first rung on the professional ladder. The Chorus rehearses in central London.

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from singers:

  • who are studying at music colleges and universities
  • who have recently graduated
  • who are studying privately with a view to becoming professional singers

Those selected from the Scheme for concerts will be paid a fee for each project, depending on the work and the rehearsal requirements. The fee is never less than the London Living Wage for each hour of rehearsal and performance.

Members of the Student Scheme are full members of the Chorus with voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. There is a Student Singer on the Council of Management.

You can see what it is like to be a member of the Student Scheme here:


Singers will be required to sing the following arias from the Bach Magnificat:

Soprano No.3 Quia respexit humilitatem

Alto No.9 Esurientes implevit bonis

Tenor No.8 Deposuit potentes

Bass No.5 Quia fecit mihi magna

and a song of their own choice by Schubert, Schumann or Brahms. Singers will also be asked to sight read.

How to apply

Please email a copy of your current CV to Philharmonia Chorus Personnel Manager Rosslyn Panatti:

Mobile: 07961 313 941