With a prize of £750 for the winning entry and a line up of top judges from the choral and composition world, the Walter Hussey Composition Competition promises to become one of the leading choral composition competitions of our time.
The competition is named in honour of Walter Hussey, Dean of Chichester Cathedral from 1955 to 1977, who commissioned many choral works throughout his lifetime.
The inaugural competition takes place in 2018, with a deadline for entries of 1st July 2018. The winner is expected to be chosen by 1st December 2018 and the winning piece will receive its world premiere on 9th March 2019.
The Walter Hussey Composition Competition is being promoted by Reading Phoenix Choir as part of its 50th anniversary season. The theme for the inaugural competition is therefore ‘Gold’.
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The world premiere performance of Gerson Batista’s Golden Day given by Reading Phoenix Choir at the Reading Concert Hall as part of their annual concert was awarded Performance of the Year at the recent Reading Cultural Awards dinner at the Hilton hotel. Walter Hussey...read more
On Saturday 9th March, after two years of excited anticipation, creativity and hard work, Reading Phoenix Choir gave the premiere performance of Golden Day, announcing it as the winner of the inaugural Walter Hussey Choral Composition Competition. The Portuguese...read more
Last month we introduced the fourth of five finalists in the Walter Hussey Composition Competition, Gerson Batista. Our final competition finalist is Justin Walker. Justin Walker (b.1991) Entry name: Eldorado Text from Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe Justin Walker is an...read more
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