5th Jul, 2020

Talented Shirley musicians gets place in youth City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sarah Mason 18th Dec, 2019

A TALENTED Shirley musician has become the latest member of the youth chorus at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO).

Kathryn Welch, who was part of the children’s chorus, has stepped up to the Youth Chorus after a successful application process.

The Solihull Sixth Form College student sang a folk song entitled “The Water is Wide” and completed some sight reading and listening exercises to get her place.

Her involvement with the Chorus will involve weekly rehearsals and she can look forward to lots of exciting concerts not only at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, but also at concert venues up and down the country and even abroad.

This success comes on the back the 18-year-old being handed the Heartfield Wharam Scholarship Concert auditions. She is currently studying A levels in Film Studies and Sociology, alongside her Music studies and hopes to continue her Music studies at university next year.

She said: “I’d like to work for a record label or maybe do some film music composing.

“I’m currently part of the Young Composers project at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and I’m hoping that by doing that and being part of the CBSO Youth Chorus, I am improving my chances at university and beyond.”

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