Cantorion Rhos Scholarships

Cantorion Rhos is a mixed choir of some 40-50 voices whose professional and occupational qualifications are numerous and varied. It is the policy of the choir to encourage local youngsters who have musical talent and who may later become serious students of music at college or university. Some have gained experience by singing with the choir and others have been assistant accompanists.

Cantorion Rhos Scholarships

With ever increasing cuts in educational budgets for the teaching of music in schools we support and encourage young vocalists and musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform and delight audiences as they commence their advanced studies to enable them to embark on a professional musical career. For several years we have given young pianists in their final years at senior school the opportunity to join us as Deputy Accompanist and provided them with tuition and guidance to accompany us at rehearsals and ultimately perform for us in concerts. This initiative became our initial scholarship scheme.

In 2018 we increased our scholarships to include young vocalists aged 16-25. We offer up to four students, one soprano, alto, tenor and bass, a scholarship of £250 per annum where they receive vocal coaching, attend rehearsals and perform in choral concerts.

The primary aim is to give them a solid grounding in choral and solo vocal musical performance before going on to advanced music studies. Many of our young people have gone on to study at Universities and the RCM London and the RNCM, Manchester.

Support Cantorion Rhos by becoming a ‘Friend’ of the choir?

Membership of the ‘Friends’ of Cantorion Rhos is open to everyone and costs £30 per annum.

Membership benefits include:

  • Regular updates of choir news and activities.

  • Priority/advance booking for concerts.

  • Reserved seating.

  • Reduced ticket prices, up to 20% for all concerts.

  • Reduced advertising costs in concert programmes.

  • Advance concert programmes by email.

  • Invitations to social and fund-raising events.

  • Welcome letter and ‘What’s On’ for 2019.

Joining ‘Friends’ of Cantorion Rhos will, through your membership, provide help to finance the continuation of the above scholarships.

If you wish to assist us to continue to support talented young vocalists and musicians please send a cheque for £30, made payable to ‘Cantorion Rhos’, together with your contact details to:

David Pearce, Secretary, Cantorion Rhos, 17, Derwent Close, Wrexham LL12 7YR.

For more information please visit:

Victoria Lee