Young musicians

Choir scholarships

Pilgrim Uniting Church has for many years supported classical voice students by providing a number of scholarships to promising young musicians. Choral scholars sing in the choir, and are often called upon for solos. If you are interested in applying for a choral scholarship, please contact us via the ‘Contact’ page.

Four of our choral scholars rehearsing before evensong at York Minster on the 2017-18 choir tour.

Organ scholarships

Pilgrim also supports capable organ students by providing a bursary for the position of organ scholar. Previous organ scholars include Alexander Paine, who went on to complete a Masters at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the renowned centre for early music studies in Basel, Switzerland. Alexander now lives and works in Switzerland, as a professional musician.

Former organ scholar Alexander Paine demonstrating three of the organs associated with the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland.

In this video, Alexander looks back at his time at Pilgrim, and what it meant for his career as a professional organist.

Performance opportunities

Pilgrim also hosts student recitals, providing valuable performance experience to Adelaide’s young musicians.

Three of Pilgrim’s choral scholars performing Britten’s Ceremony of Carols to an appreciative audience in December 2018.

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