Yorkshire Bach Choir

We are now accepting applications for our choral scholarship scheme for 2024/25. 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 27 September 2024, 12pm BST

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.

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 7pm-9.30pm at the Music buildings, School of Creative Arts and Technologies, University of York and for around 30 weeks per year.

How to apply

Application deadline: Friday 27 September 2024, 12pm BST

To apply, please complete our online application form by the deadline of 12 noon, Friday 27 September.

Contact details

Peter Seymour