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

2023/24 Concert Dates:


  • 2 March 2024, 3:00pm, at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bowdon, with Bowdon School Choir
  • 14 April 2024, 3:00pm, at the Bridgewater Hall - Sir Karl Jenkins 80th birthday celebration concert
  • 18 May 2024, 3:00pm, at Wilmslow United Reformed Church
  • 29 June 2024, 7:30pm, in Didsbury (venue tbc)
  • 6 July 2024, 7:30pm, at the church of St Michael and All Angels, Hawkshead
Tickets can be reserved here