Yorkshire Bach Choir

We are now accepting applications for our choral scholarship scheme for 2023/24. The 12-month scholarships will be open to all four voice parts.

  • Funding: £500 (to be paid in 2 instalments, one in December, one in June)
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate research, Postgraduate taught and Undergraduate
Applications for 2024/25 are open until Friday 15 November 2024, 12pm GMT

Apply now

Benefits of being a choral scholar:

  • Performance opportunities: As a part of the choir you will take part in our full concert series and have the opportunity to sing in our wide range of choral repertoire.
  • Solo opportunities: As a part of the choir you may have the opportunity to take on challenging step-out solos collaborating with our conductor and the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists.
  • Financial support: We understand that being at university and finding the time for activities often requires financial support. That's why YBC provides £500 (to be paid in 2 instalments, one in December and one in June) to each choral scholar, ensuring that your focus remains on your musical journey.

Please contact Professor Emeritus Peter Seymour (peter.seymour@york.ac.uk) if you have any questions or require further information.


Open to International (including EU) and UK (home) students.

Open to all students, including those not studying Music, who wish to contribute to Yorkshire Bach Choir. Applicants should be enthusiastic and promising choral singers who can commit to all YBC rehearsals and concerts. We rehearse mainly during University of York semester times on Friday evenings between 7-pm-9.30pm at the Music buildings on campus for around 30 weeks per year.

Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

How to apply

Application deadline: Friday 15 November 2024, 12pm GMT

To apply, please complete our online application form by the deadline of 12 noon, Friday 15 November.

Contact details

Peter Seymour