Foundation Scholars

Ages:Year 4 Upwards
Ability:Auditioned from children currently in Pimlico Children’s Choir
Rehearsals:Tuesdays in term time, 4pm-5pm Wednesdays in term time, 4pm-5.30pm - to include Evensong service at 5pm each week. Plus additional rehearsals depending on extra events.
Venue:St Gabriel’s Primary School, Pimlico

Foundation Scholars

In September 2018, we launched the Foundation Scholars Programme. These are 16 of Pimlico’s most talented young musicians, who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to pursue music at such a high level.

Each week, the Foundation Scholars perform Evensong alongside eight professional singers at St Gabriel’s Church in Pimlico. In addition to this high quality musical training, the children receive free tuition in a chosen orchestral instrument (or piano) and music theory.

The Foundation Scholars also perform in concerts and services that rival this country’s best choral foundations. Most recently, the Scholars sang at St John’s Smith Square performing Britten’s St Nicolas with the London Choral Sinfonia. In the summer of 2019, they performed in Hansel and Gretel for English National Opera at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Over the coming months, the Foundation Scholars have a trip to sing at Magdalen College, Oxford, and will be performing Durufle’s Requiem at The Barbican Centre alongside pupils from Westminster School.

If your child is currently a member of the Pimlico Children’s Choir, they may be asked to audition for the Foundation Scholars Programme. In order to initially join the Pimlico Children’s Choir, or if you have any queries, please fill in the form on the Children’s Choir page.

Ages:Year 4 Upwards
Ability:Auditioned from children currently in Pimlico Children’s Choir
Rehearsals:Tuesdays in term time, 4pm-5pm Wednesdays in term time, 4pm-5.30pm - to include Evensong service at 5pm each week. Plus additional rehearsals depending on extra events.
Venue:St Gabriel’s Primary School, Pimlico

Upcoming Events

Evensong at Magdalen College, Oxford

22 February, 2020, 6:00pm

Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford

Admission Free

Beethoven & Duruflé

17 March, 2020, 7:00pm

Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tickets from the Barbican Centre website.

Duruflé Requiem

24 March, 2020, 7:00pm

St Gabriel’s Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico, SW1V 2AD

Admission Free

Come and Sing ELIJAH

25 April, 2020, 10:30am

St Gabriel’s Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico, SW1V 2AD

Buy tickets to participate

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