Bursary for Young People

We’re very excited to welcome four young people who’ve taken up the offer of a bursary to sing with Thetford Singers, kindly funded by Thetford Town Council.  We hope this is the beginning of more young people joining our community choir.

Here are the thoughts of one of the young people:- 

“Five years ago, I went along to the Thetford Voices Christmas Carol day. I enjoyed it, so I went along to the two-day workshop the following summer, which was great fun. I continued going to the carol day and the workshop each year and then became part of Quire of Voices. At the end of the workshop last summer I was asked to join Thetford Singers and was offered a bursary. Although I am one of the youngest there, I am treated as an adult and an equal. Going to Thetford Singers has greatly improved my ability to read music, to understand how to sing as part of a large choir, to develop my voice and has given me more confidence to sing in public. It is hard work, but great fun and we get to sing in a wide variety of venues. I am also able to use the singing with Thetford Singers for the skills section in my DofE.

I now really look forward to Wednesday nights.”

Felix Ford