Preliminary Auditions will be taking place starting Monday 16th March 2020

The preliminary auditions for the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards will take place in the week commencing Monday 16th March.

We continue to monitor the situation in relation to the spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19. We are guided by the advice given by the relevant authorities and in particular the Government and Public Health England. The advice currently given does not suggest that events need be cancelled or, specifically, that small-scale events such as ours should cease and, as such, we are continuing with the Preliminary Auditions as planned. Should there be any changes to this situation or policy then our website and social media platforms will be updated and participants contacted.

If however any participant is feeling unwell with the symptoms of coronavirus, or has been in close contact with someone who has those symptoms, they are asked not to attend the auditions. Further details about symptoms can be found on

We wish all participants every success in the Competition and look forward to hearing them next week.