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Bingham Choral Society bursary and prize shortlisted candidates announced (in alphabetical order)

Emily Hodkinson is a mezzo soprano from Nottingham.  Her programme will include Can’t help lovin’ dat man by Jerome Kern, and music by Poulenc, Brahms, Britten and Gounod.



Kate Ley is a cellist from Lincolnshire.  Her programme will include the first movement of Boccherini’s 2nd cello sonata, and Fantasiestucke (Fantasy pieces) Nos. 1, 2 and 3 by Schumann.


Eleanor Rashid is a soprano from Leicestershire.  Her programme will include Tornami a vagheggiar (Come back to me) from Handel’s Alcina, and music by Britten, Richard Strauss and Verdi.



Olivia Slatter is a soprano from Leicestershire.  Her programme will include O mio babbino caro (O my beloved father) from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and music by Britten and Schumann.


Lydia Ward is a mezzo soprano from Nottinghamshire.  Her programme will include A charm and The nurse’s song by Britten and music by Schumann and Mozart.


Ben Watkins is a bass from Nottingham.  His programme will include King David by Howells and music by Purcell, Brahms, Britten and Butterworth.



These shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a short recital at the public final, to be held in Bingham Parish Church on Saturday January 20th, 2018.  The judging panel will include Angela Kay MBE, and Guy Turner, Musical Director of the Bingham Choir.


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