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2023 Carol Competition Winners

Meet the winners from our 2023 Carol Competition

We are delighted to announce our 2023 Carol Competition prize winners, pictured above with judges Sarah Cattley and Janet Wheeler:

  • First Prize Winner: Claire Middleton, with the composition 'Church Bells'

  • Second Prize Winner: Lily Clarke-Jones Blackwell, with the composition 'Carol of the Ages'

These carols were premiered at Saffron Hall (Saffron Walden) as part of their 10th Birthday celebrations on 3 December 2023, and had their second performance at Granta Chorale's carol concert at All Saints, Jesus Lane (Cambridge) - otherwise known as 'The Painted Church' - on 16 December 2023.

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Carol Competition

Granta Chorale run a carol composition competition for students in school years 7-13 with an initial submission date in early September. Spread the word now to help as many young composers benefit from this scheme as possible.

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