Call for Proposals 2020

New Music 2020

Overview

We’re delighted to share the results of our #NewMusic2020 project. Support from the Friends of Christ Church Cathedral has enabled us to pursue a major new initiative to commission several composers to write fresh and original liturgical music to be performed by the choir in 2021.

Call for Proposals

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Over thirty composers responded to our Call for Proposals, which invited thoughtful and though-provoking responses to different seasons of the church year. We are delighted to have commissioned the following four composers:

Sarah Rimkus

http://www.sarahrimkus.com/

Sarah is an award-winning composer of music which is performed both here in the UK and in her native USA. She will bring her characteristic understanding of text to a new work for Pentecost.

Bertie Baigent

http://www.bertiebaigent.com/

A former Organ Scholar of the Cathedral Singers, Bertie is now rapidly developing an international career as conductor and composer. He will write an Eastertide anthem for the choir.

Alison Willis

http://www.alisonwillis.com/

Alison’s award-winning music has been performed across the country and beyond. She will write a new Eastertide anthem.

Ben Rowarth

https://www.benrowarth.com/

Not only in demand as a singer in some of the UK’s top vocal ensembles, Ben is also an award-winning and authoritative composer whose work is widely performed. He will write a new anthem for the New Year.