Cambridge Choral Scholarship for Bedford School boy

Posted on 12th Apr 2019 in School News, Scholarships, Music, Achievements

Bedford School Upper Sixth Former and talented singer Silas Sanders has been awarded a prestigious Choral Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge. The choral scholarship follows Silas’s offer to read Music there, which was made earlier in the year.

Silas, who is already a member of the National Youth Choir and the National Youth Chamber Choir (a small sub-set of the National Youth Choir), was overjoyed when he heard the news. The application was rigorous, requiring Silas to perform a prepared piece, undertake some sight-reading and various technical exercises. Whilst Silas has been singing since the age of nine, when he was a chorister at Kings College, Cambridge, he puts much of his success down to the support he has been given from the music department at Bedford School. His music exams and the experience he has gained from being an integral member of our Chapel Choir have nurtured his talent and built the skills needed.

This is a hugely exciting time for Silas, marking the next step in his career in music. As a choral scholar he will be expected to sing at the weekly services of Choral Evensong, in addition to occasional special services. Silas told us that he is keeping his options open for the future for now, although he does know that whatever he does will most certainly be something to do with music!

Assistant Director of Music at Bedford School Mr Jeremy Rouse said, ‘I am absolutely delighted for Silas and his latest success. He has been fully committed to the choral life at Bedford School and deserves this exciting new opportunity for the future.’