Judith McEwan Choral Scholarship 2023/24

Our Choral Scholarship programme began in 2017 instigated by an idea by Judith McEwan who sang with the choir for 30 years and was our Secretary until February 2018. She was passionate about encouraging people from all backgrounds to sing. 

Since the inception of the scheme we have benefited greatly from our Choral Scholars' participation and maintained active relationships with them on their journeys into the choral music world. Read about our past choral scholars here.

We are delighted to annouce that our Choral Scholars for the 2023/24 season are Harim Oh (soprano) and Harry Heaven (tenor). 

Harim Oh
Harim is a British Soprano with Korean heritage. She studied both violin and singing at the Purcell School. She read music at the University of Bristol and has a Masters of Vocal Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) studying with Kathleen Mckellar Ferguson.

Operatic performances include at RCS, ‘Sophie’ (Der Rosenkavalier), ‘Clorinda’ (Cenerentola), ‘Marzelline’ (Fidelio), ‘Susanna’ (Marriage of Figaro), the chorus of Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel with the Scottish Opera, with WNO Youth Opera ‘Wu’ (Peter Maxwell-Davies, Kommilitonen).

As a soloist Harim has sung with Scottish Voices, Bach’s St John Passion with the Glasgow Barons and Scottish Chamber Choir, Handel’s Messiah with Opera Dei Lumi, Bach’s Magnificat at the RCS and with RCS Voices has performed the Beethoven 9, Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin and Langaard’s Music of the Spheres in collaboration with the 'BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 

Harry Heaven
Harry is a BMus Vocal Performance graduate from Chichester Conservatoire. He is passionate about teaching, performing, and about making music with others. Harry runs two choirs; Greenshaw High School’s Choir and Sutton Community Choir.

His previous roles include Valintin in Faust (NSO), Andy in 42nd Street (ESPA), Acis and Damon in Acis and Galatea (NSO, Chichester Conservatoire), The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas (POP), Mopsa/Autumn/Chorus in The Fairy Queen (Not Just Opera) and Mercury in Orpheus in the Underworld (Chichester Conservatoire). 

Applications are now open for our 2024/25 Choral Scholarship scheme. Click here for more details.

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