Good news! Trustees have agreed that those students who were eligible to enter 2020 to 2022 are still able to apply for the scholarship in 2023. Competition planned for September 2023, further details to be provided at a later date.

Sir Teddy Taylor

The trustees were saddened to learn of the passing of the late Sir Teddy Taylor who was our patron for many years. He was always so supportive of our charity and of the competitors, appreciated their talent and recognised the benefit of the scholarship to the winners. He always attended the competition and fundraising concert and gave warm, heartfelt closing speeches. We are truly grateful for his support over the years.

Classical Singing Scholarship Competition

The Freda Parry Scholarship Fund holds an annual singing competition before a public audience in Southend-on-Sea, Essex every September.

Singing students, who are resident in the county of Essex, compete for a cash prize of £1500.

Fundraising Concert

The Freda Parry Scholarship Fund holds an annual fundraising concert in the spring celebrating the previous year’s Scholarship winner and other local musical talents. This year the Scholarship prize money has been increased to £1500.

Our 2018 winner was Rebecca Silverman!