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Choral Scholars 2021-22, Oxford Bach Soloists

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The Oxford Bach Soloists (OBS) exists to perform the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach in Oxford over 12 years. Drawing from an abundance of Oxford talent, OBS provides the next generation of young soloists, many of who are choral scholars from the University’s college chapels, with the opportunity to collaborate with a professional baroque orchestra. OBS also exists to provide a laboratory for current research, working together with Professors from the University of Oxford’s Faculties of Music, Theology, History, and Modern Languages.

OBS hosts a series of concerts every year, including the annual Passion on Good Friday, Easter Oratorio on Holy Saturday, and Christmas Oratorio on Christmas Eve. Most concerts are performed on Sunday afternoons in the Chapel of New College Oxford. Additional concerts, recordings, and tours may feature during the year. Choral Scholars are expected to sing across the academic year from September to August inclusive. They make up the core of the chorus and help to maintain its musical stability. The chorus consists of highly skilled singers from all walks of life. Choral Scholars are expected to use performance opportunities to further their professional development in consultation with their singing teachers. German language coaching will also be provided as part of their training, and new professional headshot photographs.

A Choral Scholarship with OBS would be ideally suited to someone wishing to develop a career as a soloist/consort singer, demonstrating a particular affection for the German language and the music of J. S. Bach.

Full details of how to apply can be found at www.oxfordbachsoloists.com/vacancies

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