Registered Charity No 1119011
Harlton is extremely fortunate in now having a magnificent three manual organ in the parish church. Having concern for the training of the organists of the future, we have set up a trust fund for the maintenance of an organ scholar in perpetuity. This will not only ensure that the music of the church and the village will be secure and the organ will be well used but will also help to prepare young organists for the next stage of their careers.
Organ scholarships are open to young people between 13 and 18 years from the surrounding area who wish to develop their organ playing skills with the aim of eventually auditioning for an organ scholarship at one of the Cambridge Colleges. Practice facilities and organ lessons are provided and scholars will have the opportunity to attend choir rehearsals, have practical tuition in choral and orchestral conducting from the Director of Music at Harlton and receive opportunities to play the organ in several Cambridge Colleges. Scholars are expected to play for some Sunday morning services at Harlton and in some concerts. There is an allowance towards the cost of music and travelling.
One scholarship and one bursary were awarded in 2007 and two pupils from local schools were awarded scholarships for 2008-9, 2009-10 and 2010-11.
The first recording of the new Peter Bumstead organ contains a varied and interesting selection of pieces played by Dr Christopher Whitton, Director of Music at Emmanuel College Cambridge.
The CD costs £6 including postage in the UK. To order a copy please send a cheque payable to “HOST” TO:
47 High Street, Harlton
Cambridge, CB23 1ES
All proceeds from the sale of this CD go to the Harlton Organ Scholarships Trust. Click here for all email enquiries.
Donations to the Harlton Organ Scholarship trust will be warmly welcomed by the treasurer, Mr Derek Tombs, 61 Eversden Road, Harlton, CB23 1ET.