Congratulations to pupil, Jonathan Jolly (U6S), on being commended in the senior section of the Choir Schools Association (CSA) Centenary Composition Competition 2018.
This year’s competition celebrated the CSA centenary and remembered the many choristers who served and sacrificed their lives during WW1. It was opened up to all pupils and choristers at choir schools and in cathedral choirs belonging to CSA and also saw the introduction of a new category for children aged 14-18.
Pupils were asked to produce a short introit suitable for performance in a cathedral, chapel or church, using words from Wisdom 3.1-2:
The souls of the righteous
are in the hand of God,
and there shall no torment
touch them. In the sight of
the unwise, they seemed to
die, but they are in peace
Adjudicator, Jonathan Willcocks, congratulated all those who entered the competition, saying, ‘I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the compositions and it was very refreshing to find so many contrasting approaches to the setting of the given words. Every entry had something interesting to offer and I do encourage you all to continue to enjoy composing music.’