Competition Results Announced!

April 23, 2019 - By 

Since the Easter break Craig and I have been thoroughly enjoying the task of judging the entries for our competition, #16SecondsOfSound and are delighted to announce the winners here!

It was a tough decision to split out the top group, but we eventually settled on our winners without too may arguments!

The winner of the 1st prize and recipient of a specially commissioned piece written by Craig, as well as 10,000 bonus reward points (worth £50 towards future purchases on ChoirCommunity) is………..

The Bishops Stortford Gospel Choir, lead by Bethany Richard, singing an excerpt from Gitika’s arrangement of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’.

We felt that as well as creating a wonderful sound, the choir had carefully selected a well-chosen section of the arrangement which fitted (nearly) perfectly into the time limit. It was also performed beautifully and presented perfectly so is a very well-deserved winner. Congratulations to Bethany and the choir and Craig will be in touch to find out what sort of commission he can create with you!


2nd Prize and 10,000 bonus reward points goes to Singing It Back, lead by Mary Bourne, performing an excerpt from Craig’s arrangement of ‘Only Remembered’.

We thought that providing an excerpt of an actual performance was a great idea the sound created by the choir was beautifully nuanced.


3rd Prize and 5,000 bonus reward points goes to Sing For A Change, lead by Sara Hunter, with an excerpt from ‘Freedom is Coming’.

We felt that despite only having upper voices and a small group, the sound produced was still very full and bursting with energy.


Three more runners up receive 2000 bonus rewards points each and these were:

Horn’s Mill Community Choir, lead by Jo Williams, with ‘Down In The River’

The Shenstone Roses, lead by Margaret Jones, with ‘Electricity’

Upton Community Choir, lead by Clare Newbould, with ‘Lean On Me’

All the runners up videos are on our YouTube channel, along with all of the other entries so please do check them out!

Thank you again to everyone who took part. We really appreciate the effort and hope you will consider trying again next year (where we may think about altering the rules a little bit).

…in fact, if you have any suggestions to improve the competition for next year then please do let us know! We’d love to hear your ideas.


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