The Treatt Fairhaven Singers Choral Scholarship

Thanks to generous ongoing sponsorship from local company Treatt, we are proud to offer the Treatt Fairhaven Singers Choral Scholarship, which helps to develop the next generation of choral singers by allowing one or more talented young singers (aged 16–19) from local schools to rehearse and perform with us for one concert.

“Nurturing young talent is increasingly a focus for the Fairhaven Singers, and we’ve been very impressed by the high calibre of applicants over the years” says Musical Director Ralph Woodward. The Choral Scholar(s) will join the choir for the Lent Term, culminating in the year’s major concert, which takes place in March in one of Cambridge’s top venues, accompanied by a professional orchestra. Sharing the stage with an accomplished chamber choir and professional soloists and players should be a thrilling experience for any ambitious young choral singer.

We are also thrilled to be joined by our 2019 scholars Iona Woods and Ash Peacock (pictured with Ralph Woodward).

Here’s what some past holders of the scholarship have said:

Jacob Oberholzer (bass), 2017 holder: I’ve loved being with the Fairhaven Singers this term: it was great to get more experience of fast-paced rehearsals and very challenging repertoire. It’s opened some great singing opportunities for me for next year and I hope to sing with everyone again soon!”

Polly Smith (soprano), 2017 holder: “The Fairhaven scholarship was a great opportunity to take part in an incredible concert among very skilled singers, to learn new music and to meet wonderful new people. The whole experience was really special and I won’t forget it.

If you are interested in applying for the Scholarship, please email conductor Ralph Woodward at

Treatt was founded in 1886 and is an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets from bases in the UK, the US, China and Kenya.