Saturday 18th September 2021 – St Paul’s Church Grove Park
Rescheduled Choral Composition Competition and other works
** This concert took place with an invited audience in accordance with prevailing Coronavirus restrictions. **
Chiswick Choir’s 2021 Choral Composition Competition was funded by a legacy from Robin Johnson, who was a long standing member of the Choir. Throughout his life, Robin had connections with the sea, sailing and the river Thames, so the chosen theme for the competition pieces was ‘On the Water’.
The brief was for new and original choral pieces lasting between four and five minutes for mixed choir accompanied by piano or organ. Composers could choose their own text, which may be sacred or secular.
Many thanks to the 150 or so composers who sent in entries. It was a difficult and challenging task for our Musical Director and her team to reduce these to a shortlist of five pieces that the Choir prepared to perform at the concert.
We were delighted that Cecilia McDowall and Stephen Jackson agreed to adjudicate the competition on the night.
Listen to the music
There’s more information about this competition here.