Last year we held a competition to select a composer to write a brand new work for the choir. We had a fantastic response, with more than 80 entrants and a very high standard of applications indeed. Many thanks to all those who entered, and to our judges who had a very difficult job in deciding the winner.


We are delighted to announce that our winner is David Lancaster, whom the judges felt to be ‘an exciting composer with a truly individual voice’, David works across a range of musical areas and you can read about his work and current projects on his website.

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Over the next year David will work with our Music Director, Robert Secret, and the choir to compose a work for us, taking as his inspiration John Donne’s Two Holy Sonnets. We are very much looking forward to this and to the première in Oxford Town Hall on 29 June 2019.

More to follow about David and our new piece as the project takes shape!