CSA Composition Commendations
Congratulations to Year 8 pupil Woody Collins and to Year 9 pupil Harry Jordan, whose compositions for the Junior Section of this year’s Choir Schools Association Composition Competition have been commended.
This year’s judge, Jonathan Willcocks said, “Overall the standard this year (allowing for the relative age ranges) was higher in the Junior section than in the Senior, with lots of very decent pieces submitted. It was wonderful that we have had so many entries for the 2020 CSA Composition Competition, held in memory of my father Sir David Willcocks who spent so much of his life involved with cathedral, church and other choral music as a chorister, organ scholar, cathedral organist and choral director. It was an uplifting experience to read all of the scores, with so many different settings of the given text – all of which showed an appreciation of how singing can bring such a huge extra dimension to words.”