We have had the privilege to have sponsored hundreds of amazing young people over the last 15 years – affectionately called our ‘Sophies’. Many have gone on to work professionally in their chosen field, from Opera to Musical Theatre.
Messages from Past Scholars:
“Thank you so much for your lovely message and your good wishes. I am glad to see that Sophie’s Barn keeps busy and witnessing so much music and drama, and that the family is growing! Thank you again for your support in my studies – this year, my last one on the Opera Course at Guildhall, I will be performing Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican theatre at the end of February, beginning of March, and a new opera by Ned Rorem at the end of May. Then I will go to work with Glyndebourne Festival Opera during the summer.”
Jorge Navarro-Colorado - Singer
“I’m glad to hear that SSLF is still going strong and giving students a much needed helping hand.I certainly found the scholarship to be very helpful during my studies.I am now a member of the WNO chorus, and have recently formed a quartet with some of my colleagues, perhaps we could come and give a performance at the barn if we are in the area – we tour to Oxford once a year, usually in the Autumn.”
Huw Llywelyn – Tenor
“As ever, I’m keeping pretty busy. Currently in rehearsals for Blackshaw Theatre’s adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast which will be on at the Actors’ Church in Covent Garden in April.”
Clare Harlow – Actor