In September 2018, ORA Singers announced a Call for Scores for a Composer Competition in two categories: Open and Youth. From this, 3 Open Finalists and 10 Youth Finalists have been selected.

MEET THE 2019 FINALISTS!

 

OPEN COMPETITION

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BEN SEE

b. 1987

These 3 Open Competition finalists have been asked to write a new ‘reflection’, which will be performed live and adjudicated at the Composer Competition Final Concert, on Saturday 27th of July, Kings College, London.


YOUTH COMPETITION

 
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BEN GILCHRIST

Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham, Age 15

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EDWARD ATKIN

Millthorpe School, York, Age 15

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EMILY PEDERSEN

St John Fisher Catholic High School, Harrogate, Age 17

 
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HANNAH BEECH

Loreto Sixth Form College, Denton, Age 17

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JOSHUA WHELDON

North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form College, Thurlby, Age 16

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KATIE STYLES

Wycombe Girl's High School, Maidenhead, Age 11

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LAURA FITZGERALD

Kesgrave High School Sixth Form, Kesgrave, Age 17

 
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LOUIS WILD

Prudhoe Community High School, Wylam, Age 17

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PATRICK LAPPIN

Lurgan College, Northern Ireland, Age 17

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YUVRAJ SETHIA

The Priory Academy LSST, Cherry Willingham, Age 16

 

Each of these 10 Youth Finalists have been assigned one of the ORA Singers Youth Competition Mentors to receive an intensive course of compositional tutelage in order to write a brand new ‘reflective’ work, which will be performed live and adjudicated at the Composer Competition Final Concert, on Saturday 27th of July, Kings College, London. The mentors for the Youth Competition are:

Kerry Andrew, Richard Allain, Oliver Tarney, Kim Porter & Thomas Hewitt Jones.


Ticket details for the Competition final Concert (27th July) and Youth Competition Workshop (18th May) will be announced in due course.