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Genesis Sixteen young artists’ scheme 2020/21

August 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm BST

Genesis Sixteen

About Genesis Sixteen

Genesis Sixteen is The Sixteen’s free young artists’ scheme for 18-23 year olds, which aims to nurture the next generation of talented ensemble singers.

During the course of a year, a series of week-long and weekend courses based in the UK are led by key figures from The Sixteen, including founder and conductor Harry Christophers and associate conductor Eamonn Dougan.

Participants receive group tuition, individual mentoring and masterclasses run by some of the industry’s top vocal experts. Thanks to a close partnership with the Genesis Foundation participants not only receive free tuition but also a bursary to cover all additional costs.

This is the UK’s first ever fully funded programme of its kind and alumni from the first seven years have already had much success since graduating. Many are now performing, recording and touring with professional groups, including The Sixteen. A number of them have set up their own choirs and are showing true entrepreneurialism in developing their brand and reputation on the music circuit.


How to apply

The Genesis Sixteen scheme lasts for one year, during which singers take part in two week-long courses and two weekend courses. There are 22 places available in the scheme each year. In order to apply for the 2020-21 programme you must be aged between 18 and 23 on Sunday 23 August 2020, be resident in the UK, receive regular singing lessons and be free for all the course dates without exception.

  • Course 1: Oxford
    Sunday 23 – Saturday 29 August 2020
  • Course 2: Manchester
    Friday 6 – Sunday 8 November 2020
  • Course 3: Location TBC
    Friday 12 – Sunday 14 February 2021
  • Course 4: London
    Sunday 11 – Sunday 18 July 2021

Applications for the 2020-21 group are now open and the deadline for applications is Friday 24 January 2020.

For full details of the application process please visit The Sixteen’s website.


August 23 @ 9:00 am BST
July 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm BST
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