Catherine Olver, Senior Organ Scholar
Hi! I’m Catherine and I am Senior Organ Scholar at Corpus, currently in my third year reading Music. My duty is to assist the Director of Music in tasks such as choir recruitment, compiling music lists and of course in accompanying and conducting the choir alongside the Junior Organ Scholar.
We sing three services a week, boasting a wide range of repertoire, and we are also fortunate to experience an international tour every summer. A particular highlight of mine was our tour to New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore in December 2016 where we had the opportunity to perform alongside some very talented musicians in truly memorable venues – ranging from St Andrew’s Cathedral in Singapore to the indigenous Marae in Bay of Islands.
As a finalist I will be very sad to leave Corpus. As a small college, you get to know everyone very quickly and the choir especially is a very tight-knit group. As such, I have found it a very welcoming and supportive environment in which to work as an Organ Scholar.
Next year I plan to develop my skill-set even further in the post of Graduate Musician at Winchester College.