The NYCGB Fellows 2017-18. Image: Ben Tomlin


17 October 2017

NYCGB is delighted to present the eight young musicians selected to join its 2017-18 Fellowship Programme.

The 2017-18 Fellows are:

  • Lizzy Humphries (Soprano) from Epsom;
  • Eleanor Partridge (Soprano) from Exeter;
  • Emily Hodkinson (Mezzo-soprano) from Nottingham;
  • Sarah Lucy Penny (Mezzo-soprano) from Hull;
  • Thomas Brooke (Tenor) from Cambridge;
  • Jacob Ewens (Tenor) from Peckham;
  • Luke Mather (Baritone) from West Byfleet;
  • Nathan Harrison (Bass) from Abercynon.

Over the coming year, the octet will receive a bespoke programme designed to substantially develop their performance, leadership and professional skills including:

  • A training residency at Snape Maltings;
  • Performances at Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham;
  • Section leader and musicianship tutor roles on NYCGB junior residential courses;
  • Working with NYCGB’s Widening Access & Engagement team at open singing workshops for young people;
  • Career workshops and seminars on teaching, self-employed finance and taxation, ensembles and websites;
  • A self-managed music video project.

NYCGB Artistic Director Ben Parry said:

For the third year running, we’ve found a brilliant octet of young singers who have passed our infamous audition process to join this year’s Fellowship Programme. As in previous years, they’ll experience some of the best in choral tuition and mentoring, alongside the opportunity to perform at the highest level, and to deliver educational work as part of our Widening Access and Engagement Programme. We are immensely proud of what the Programme has achieved so far - I’d have given anything to work and study at this level when I was their age! - and we look forward to this year’s cohort exploring and developing their skills as choral performers and educators.

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