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SOLO SINGERS: the application window for the 2023-2024 season BVA projects is now closed. If you are a classical singer of exceptional ability, either in the final stages of formal education (including opera studio/young artist programmes) or in the early stages of a professional performing career, and would like to know more about taking part/applying in future, do please write to us using the contact form, or by email:

BVA performance project soloists receive:

i) up to six hours of intensive, one-to-one coaching/conductor piano rehearsal time on their role, prior to working with the orchestra

ii) a central London role debut performance with a reduced orchestra made up of experienced opera professionals, to which industry decision-makers and casting agents are invited

iii) professionally recorded video footage of their concert items (subject to approval by all involved) for use as publicity/website material 

iv) a generous expenses payment to cover/contribute towards their costs

Previous BVA soloists' feedback:

'BVA provided a vital opportunity to showcase my skills in London, where I hope to work more in future. A professional live recording was made, which I'll use to apply for auditions. The top-level coaching, not only on the music, but exploring detailed nuances in the libretto, was deeply valuable.'  Sarah Richmond

'The BVA atmosphere has been nurturing and demanding in the best way. We've been carefully guided to dig deeper in our interpretations, helping us to mine for meaning and subtext, without compromising the vocal demands of the music. Working with BVA has made me a better artist.'  Charles Styles

'Preparing this role and working on portraying the character with Gary was fantastic. It was inspiring to share the stage with such brilliant colleagues, and the venue and audience were both great. Apply!'  Chuma Sijeqa 


​CHORAL SINGERS: Brunswick Vocal Arts is always looking for enthusiastic amateur singers to join our Community Opera Chorus. Do you have a good singing voice? Are you friendly? Not fazed by the idea of learning to sing (with expert help of course) in Italian, and occasionally other languages? Then we’d like to hear from you! Our Chorus rehearsals take place on two Sunday afternoons, and then on the afternoon of the concert day (usually a Tuesday), prior to the performance. If this is of interest to you. please contact us, telling us a little about yourself and why you’d like to sing with us.


Brunswick Vocal Arts is committed to diversity and equality. We are seeking to support talent from the widest possible range of backgrounds, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status.

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Brunswick Vocal Arts

Registered Charity No. 1202624

Artistic Director - Gary Matthewman

Founding Trustees - Claire Barnett-Jones, Carl Jackson, David Wakefield

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