The Angel City Chorale is proud and excited to offer the Angel City Chorale/Beverly Padway Memorial Scholarship Vocal Competition for high school seniors and first and second year college students. Two winners will be chosen for each Angel City Chorale concert. We perform at Royce Hall in December and June of each year. To apply, students should send a short video of themselves singing, along with a short essay as described in the application form below. We request that applications be received by April 20, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you!
The winners will be awarded the following: (Winners must be able to attend our concert on June 11th, and be able to rehearse with us during several Thursday night rehearsals in West LA prior to the concert)
1. A $500 award to help with the cost of higher education.
2. The opportunity to rehearse and perform a song on the stage (within the chorale group) with the Angel City Chorale at the upcoming June 11th concert.
3. Three complimentary tickets to our upcoming Angel City Chorale concert on June 11th at UCLA Royce Hall.
Beverly Padway, second generation Angeleno, was a great lover of all genres of music, choral music in particular. She sang with Angel City Chorale for 25 years and with the Santa Monica Sweet Adelines for 26 years. Beverly had an intense curiosity and zest for life. She loved hearing others' life stories and always recognized the tidbits of their lives that were unique and fascinating. Her genuine interest in people and her openness in sharing her own story were truly inspiring.
As an educator at Eastman Elementary School in East Los Angeles for 25 years, Beverly imparted her joy of learning and her sense of humor as a gift to her students. She was an eclectic collector, with her 400 pairs of eyeglasses and countless baseball caps topping her collecting list.
Beverly loved Angel City Chorale and all of the wonderful friends she had made in the chorus during her 25 year tenure with the group. She would be truly humbled and tickled pink knowing this competition was named in her honor.