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For further details please contact the Director of Music, Sam Bardsley: As well as being home to a busy concert series, St George’s hosts a variety of liturgical services in which music plays a key role in supporting and enhancing the worship. This will be the seventh year of the Choral Young Artist scheme. The scheme is designed for students or recent graduates aiming to develop their choral and solo singing. There are vacancies for a soprano, alto, and a bass/baritone. In addition to the liturgical duties, there are plenty of other performance opportunities available for successful choral scholar applicants. Previous choral scholars have furthered their studies at establishments such as the National Opera Studio, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Opernhaus Zürich and have sung with other prominent ensembles including Tenebrae, I Fagiolini and Polyphony. The Young Artists will perform music encompassing a wide variety of styles, from Renaissance motets to contemporary commissions.  The scheme is for a one-year period with the possibility of extension by mutual agreement.   SCHEDULE The main singing duties are on Sunday mornings. All Young Artists sing together on the first Sunday of the month, with other Sundays in the month being sung by a solo Young Artist on a rotational basis. Young Artists will be able to choose the solo pieces performed for cantor services in agreement with the Director of Music.  There is also a monthly weekday evening service, which will either require full or solo attendance (by rotation and depending on the service). In addition to this, attendance will be required for the major services of St George’s Day, All Souls’ Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, the carol service (usually the Wednesday before Christmas). There will be an outreach event or concert and a choral evensong every term at the discretion of the Director of Music. HONORARIUM Young Artists will receive £1750 per annum, paid in three equal instalments at the end of each term. Scholars will be expected to attend all the duties listed above except by prior agreement with the Director of Music when deputies can be found with a deduction from the honorarium made. There is also the possibility of using the church rehearsal/singing tuition space by arrangement with the administrator.