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 was 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.

** Applications are now open for the 2018 Scholarship – please see the Apply page **

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 2016 winner Kayleigh McEvoy, currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, holding the winner’s trophy whilst Madame Parry smiles serenely from the stage!