Last week Caitlin Obee (U6B) took first place in this year’s Bishop’s Prize for Music. The purpose of the Bishop’s Prize for Music is to help young composers find an engagement with the relationship between the Christian Gospel and music in worship.
The prize, now in its third year, drew entries from across the county that were judged by a distinguished panel, which included acclaimed composers Judith Bingham and Graham Ross. The competition is open to students under the age of 18, in any school or college in the geographical area covered by the Diocese of Norwich. Competitors are asked to compose a short anthem, not lasting more than 5 minutes, setting a short text from a choice chosen by The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich.
Caitlin’s anthem For I am the Lord received its premiere during evensong on Wednesday 20th September, sung by the choir of Norwich Cathedral, with David Dunnett (organ), conducted by Master of Music Ashley Grote.