Anna Disley-Simpson wins five15 Young Composers Competition

The London Oriana Choir is delighted to announce that Anna Disley-Simpson (23) from Manchester is the winner of its competition aimed at 18-25-year old women to find its next female composer in residence, as part of its five15 project in support of women composers.

The four short-listed finalists all had their pieces performed by the choir at its end-of-season concert at the Stationers’ Hall in London on Sunday 30th June, also featuring a world premiere of our last commission from Jessica Curry: 'I loved you first: but afterwards your love'. Anna will now be commissioned to write two five-minute pieces for unaccompanied choir and one ten-minute piece with orchestral accompaniment to be delivered over the year and to have those pieces performed in public by the choir during its 2019/20 season.

Left to Right: Anna Ho, Lillie Harris, Anna Disley-Simpson, Shruthi Rajasekar and Musical Director Dominic Ellis-Peckham [Photo Credit: Kathleen Holman]