We are delighted to welcome a new cohort of scholars, who have all recently completed their A-levels and who will spend a year as a part of our choral foundation. 

Organ scholar

Jacob Costard was educated at St John’s School in Leatherhead. He has served as a deputy organist at Guildford Cathedral and was awarded his ARCO with four prizes last summer: he is currently working towards his FRCO. Jacob hopes to read for a degree in divinity.

Alto choral scholar

Sarah Reid comes to us from Durham Johnston Comprehensive School and was a member of the cathedral girls’ choirs at both Peterborough and Newcastle. As well as being an experienced singer, Sarah also plays the violin and the piano, and she hopes to read for a degree in philosophy.

Tenor choral scholar

Liam Ormiston was educated at Beverley Joint Sixth Form and has sung as a chorister and subsequently a gentleman of the Beverley Minster Choir since 2014. He is a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and is also learning to play the piano. Liam hopes to read for a degree in music.

Bass choral scholar

Miles McHugh also comes to us from St John’s School in Leatherhead. In addition to singing, Miles plays the French horn, cornet and percussion and for the past year has played the organ for services at St Mary’s Church in Great Bedwyn. Next year, Miles will read for a degree in music at York.

Banner Image: Left to right, Sarah, Liam, Jacob & Miles