Margaret Fripp Singing Prize 2020

    This is an annual prize awarded to a student under the age of 18 living in the Aylesbury Vale area.

    Auditions will be held before Easter 2020, more details will appear here in due course. 

    Please prepare a short performance of 2 contrasting pieces, lasting no longer than 7 minutes in total.

    If you wish to apply please email [email protected] with your name, address, telephone number and a brief outline of your singing interest. 

    History of the Margaret Fripp Prize...

    This Prize, inaugurated in 1993, is awarded by the Charles Pope Memorial Trust to the singer whom the adjudicators judge to be the most promising young singer (under 18) of all those competing, with the proviso that the winner must have been resident in (or educated in) the Aylesbury Vale District Council area for at least 2 years. 

    The Prize is awarded in memory of Margaret Fripp, whose long involvement in the musical life of Aylesbury spanned nearly 60 years until her death in 1992.  Born in 1910, Margaret joined the Aylesbury Choral Society in 1936 and for some years was a soprano soloist with the Society.  Later, she served as Chairman and Secretary and was also a member of the Aylesbury and District Arts Council and a supporter of the Aylesbury Festival of the Arts.  Margaret also sang with the Chiltern Singers, Charles Pope Ladies’ Choir and the Aylesbury Consort of Voices madrigal group and was a founding trustee of the Charles Pope Memorial Trust.

    Singing teachers are invited to nominate candidates for this prize, which will be awarded to a young singer in the Aylesbury Vale area whom the Trustees judge to show the most musical potential.

    Nominees must be under 18 on the closing date and have been resident (or educated) in the Aylesbury Vale District Council area for at least 2 years.