GILBEY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Fisher House, the Cambridge University Catholic Chaplaincy, announces the creation of Gilbey Scholarhips in music, endowed by the Gilbey Fund, to ensure that the current high standard of music ministry is maintained.
Gilbey Organ Scholar
The Gilbey Organ Scholar will be expected to play each Sunday in term-time at the 9.00am Latin Mass and at weekly rehearsals, and be available for other occasional events, notably the Fisher Mass. Applicants do not have to be Catholics, but must have sympathy for, and a willingness to engage with, Catholic liturgy. Applicants from within the existing College organ scholar community should gain approval from the Director of Music at their College before applying.
Candidates for the scholarship will be interviewed by the Directors of the Chapel Choir and Schola Cantorum, and, as necessary, the Chaplain and the Organist. The Scholarship is worth £300 p.a.. For more information and to apply, please contact the Directors of the Chapel Choir and Schola Cantorum.
Gilbey Choral Scholarships
Fisher House has two choirs which sing each Sunday in term-time, the Schola Cantorum and the Chapel Choir. More details on each choir are available on the Music Ministry webpage here. The repertoires overlap, although the Schola Cantorum concentrates on the Latin Catholic tradition, while the Chapel Choir sings a wider range of polyphony and modern compositions.
The members of the choir are all volunteers largely drawn from the student body. They commit to singing at Mass and a rehearsal each week during term. Fisher House is offering eight scholarships, each of £100 p.a., for each of the voices (SATB) for both choirs. The scholars must be undergraduates or graduates, ideally but not necessarily Catholic, who will commit to singing at weekly Mass in term time and other specified events, such as the Fisher Mass.
Candidates can audition for either choir, and will be interviewed by the Directors of Music. For more information and to apply, please contact the Directors of the Chapel Choir and Schola Cantorum.