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Young Singers

   Paul Jenkins Bursary Scheme

We make available up to four student bursaries of £250 each year to support local young singers.

To enquire about bursaries, please contact

Some of our previous bursary recipients


Charlotte Saudek 

Charlotte Saudek graduated from Cambridge University last year, where she held a choral scholarship at Magdalene College for three years, as well as performing in solo recitals and with other choirs. She also plays the piano and the oboe, and played in a number of orchestral concerts at University. Before this, she sang in Hampshire County Youth Choir and Chamber Choir. More recently, she was one of five soloists at a Come-and-Sing Messiah at Kirkoswald. From September 2023, she has sung with several choirs, including Solway Singers and Brampton Chamber Choir.


Bella Briggs

Bella is an A Level student at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. She joined Penrith Singers in 2022. Bella also sings with Carlisle Cathedral Consort and Solway Singers. Bella plays piano and is working on DipABRSM level repertoire. She will be studying piano and voice at Junior Royal Northern School of Music as well as singing in their vocal ensemble and performing piano. Bella is hoping to study Music at University once she has completed her A Levels.


George Pattimore

George joined Penrith Singers in September 2021 and then the Carlisle Cathedral Consort in April 2022. As well as singing he enjoys playing the violin with a local folk group and he has organised several community concerts in his home church at Kirkby Thore. George is studying Music at Bangor University from September 2023.


Wilfred Bazley

Wilf joined Penrith Singers in 2021 and received a bursary in the 2021/2022 season. In his free time, he also sings in Brampton Chamber Choir and plays the cornet with his family quartet who regularly perform. He has previously sung with National Youth Choir of Scotland. 

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Kerran and Sula Cotterell

Following their time singing with Penrith Singers, both Kerran and Sula began their undergraduate studies at Oxford University, where they became recipients of choral scholarships at St Peter's College.


Jenny Stewart

Jenny Stewart went on to study at St Andrews, where she was Senior Chorister of the flagship St Salvator's Chapel Choir, and toured to New York, Spain and beyond and appeared on several recordings. After moving to London, she became the Artistic Administrator of The Mozartists, putting on concerts and operas at the Barbican, Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall and abroad. Jenny now works at Universal Music, where she is Label Manager of the historic Decca Classics record label. She works with many classical artists and choirs, including VOCES8, Eric Whitacre and Stile Antico. She still manages to find time to sing with chamber choir Chantage, who put on regular concerts, services and tours. 

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