Members of the NYCGB Fellowship Programme pictured at London's Southbank Centre

1 May 2019

Former members of the NYCGB Fellowship Programme have been included for the first time in a national guide which promotes talented young musicians for paid professional experience.

Published annually, the Making Music Selected Artists Guide features a hand-picked selection of top quality instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles who can be booked for concerts by Making Music’s national membership of leisure-time music clubs, societies and associations.

The 2019 edition of the Selected Artists Guide includes seven former members of the Fellowship: sopranos Ana Beard Fernández and Lizzy Humphries, mezzo-sopranos Emily Hodkinson and Rebekah Jones, tenor William Searle, bass-baritone Jamie Wright and bass Nathan Harrison.  It is the first time that a cohort of singers, suitable particularly for oratorio work, has ever featured in the Guide.

NYCGB Artistic Director Ben Parry said:

“I am delighted that we have managed to secure this excellent new opportunity for graduates of our successful Fellowship programme. I hope that Making Music’s choral society members will be quick to recognise that these are stars in the making, and will take advantage of the affordable, yet professional, fees agreed with Making Music to engage one or more of these promising young singers for their next concert. I know that audiences will love their vocal qualities and commitment, and that the Fellows will gain invaluable concert experience.”

Making Music Chief Executive Barbara Eifler said:

“Making Music has been searching for a cohort of emerging singers with the right vocal quality, maturity and repertoire to help our members engage the right soloists for their performances of favourite choral society repertoire, so we are really pleased to be forming this partnership with NYCGB. Our members love discovering and supporting young artists and they will be delighted to encounter these talented singers and perform alongside them.”

View the full 2019 Making Music Selected Artists Guide  

The NYCGB Fellowship Programme is supported by Principal Programme Supporter ABRSM with additional generous support from the Ofenheim Trust, and by programme partners Making Music and AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing).

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