Organ Scholar and former Choral Scholar win prestigious music prizes

Posted on: 10 February 2016

A recent former Choral Scholar and current Organ Scholar of St John's have both won prestigious prizes in their own disciplines. 

Current Herbert Howells Organ Scholar, Joseph Wicks, has been awarded the Limpus Prize by the Royal College of Organists.  The prize, considered one of the highest achievements in the instrument, is awarded to an outstanding candidate for Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.

Baritone Henry Neill has won the Singers' Section final at the Royal Over-Seas League's annual competition for young professional musicians aged 30 and under.  Neill, who was a Choral Scholar at St John's College from 2008-11, now studies at the Royal Academy of Music.


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