Bursary Winner 2016
To mark its Golden Jubilee in 2007, Hereford Police Male Choir introduced a special Young Musicians Bursary of £850. This bursary is awarded annually to a promising young musician in either Herefordshire or Worcestershire to help develop a career in music.
The bursary, now £1000, is sponsored by the Becket Bulmer Fund (managed by the Herefordshire Community Foundation), which aims to encourage a love of music amongst young people.
Hattie Butterworth, an 18 year-old cellist from Orcop, is the 2016 winner of the Hereford Police Male Choir's Young Musicians' £1000 Bursary and has already earmarked it to pay for a two-week summer music school in Switzerland.
A former pupil at Kingstone High School, Hattie is a student at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and has won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London from September. She plays with several orchestras, including the National Schools Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Chamber Orchestra, and has toured with her own quartet.