When I was an undergraduate in the 1940s, Lincoln’s Choir was enthusiastic but not particularly accomplished, and of course it was all male. When I started coming back to the College as an alumnus in the 1980s, and attended Evensong, I could hardly believe the beauty of the Choir, and the wonderful harmony of female voices singing too. It has given me great pleasure to support their international travels. In recent years, I’ve also been able to support choral scholarships, which provide singing lessons and so on, and I was delighted to initiate the Paul Langford Choral Scholarship last year, to which many others have also now contributed.
Mr Bob Blake '46, Alumnus and Donor
Music is a great strength at Lincoln but, as an academic subject, it is one of the smaller schools, and our Tutor, Dr Suzanne Aspden, is a Fellow at Jesus College. In recent years, the subject has been strengthened by the addition of a Junior Research Fellowship in Music, supported by the Lord Crewe’s Charity.
Lincoln encourages musical activity among our students, and offers strong support to practising musicians through organ scholarships, choral scholarships, the Choir and various music societies, all of which have been enabled through alumni donations.
Successes: Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellowship in Music; Langford Choral Scholarship
Challenges: More money is sought for scholarships to provide instrumental and signing tuition and further opportunities to perform.