This is the last in the series of monthly posts celebrating the choir’s rich history in its centenary year.
By 2016 the choir had been in existence for over 90 years and performed several premières and little known works throughout its history. But it had never had a piece written especially for it, even though commissioning one had been under discussion for decades. Early in that year however, its then Chair, Lindsey Charles, was inspired by a very successful national competition run by a local amateur orchestra to find a composer to write a piece for it. This seemed a promising way forward for the choir too and in autumn 2016 the committee agreed to go ahead.Continue Reading