Chorale Composition Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Composition Competition.  Judging has now been completed.


Throughout the process all scores have been assessed without the judges or choir members knowing the names, gender, age or nationality of any of the composers.

The judges assessed 175 works, looking for a celebratory piece or pieces that would be appropriate for our forthcoming 40th Anniversary Season.

The choir sang through a shortlist of pieces in mid-June and their feedback was considered by the panel shortly afterwards.

Following the judges’ final deliberations we are delighted to announce that three composers have been awarded prizes.


1st    Jack White for When Voices Rise                               £1000

2nd   Martin Neill with Sing for Joy!                                        £300

3rd   Lydia Jane Pugh for Your Words Give Light            £200


Click on the composer’s name for more details


Congratulations to all three composers. We look forward to performing their works in our anniversary season and for many years to come.


Our Musical Director


Jill Henderson-Wild has been with us since 2006.

Her biographical notes are in the People page.

Our Assistant Musical Director

Dave Robinson

See the People page for more details

2024 Concert Dates:


  • 29 June 2024, 7:30pm, at Emmanuel Church, Didsbury 
  • 6 July 2024, 7:30pm, at the church of St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead
  • 19 October 2024, 3:00pm, at St Margaret's Church, Prestwich
  • 7 December 2024, 3:00pm, at Didsbury Baptist Church
  • 24 December 2024, 3:00pm in the Bridgewater Hall
  • 15 March 2025, 7:30pm, with Bury Youth Big Band at Bury Parish Church
  • 10 May 2025, 7:30pm, with the Master Singers at All Saints Parish Church, Cawthorne
  • 5 July 2025, 7:30pm, at the Bridge Church, Otley
Tickets can be reserved here