The James Etherington Award
The James Etherington Award is a Charitable Trust, that was set up in 1978 and is registered with the Charities Commission under the Charity Number 509851.
The Trust organises an Annual Competition for young singers & musicians resident in the DH Postcode areas or attending an Educational Establishment in the DH Postcode areas
James Etherington was a well-known Tenor singer from the North-East who died in 1948 - and a Trust was set up bearing his name in 1979, with the purpose of encouraging young singers and musicians to develop their skills in performing - with a Trust Fund designed to meet the cost of annual prizes.
Bursaries are awarded to the Winner of the Competition, and Runners-up.
The First Prize for the Winner of the Annual Competition is currently £350.00, with other awards going to Runners-Up - and the Charity is very grateful for the generous support of the Chester le Street Rotary Club
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