Sarah is delighted to have won the inaugural Jesus College Composition Competition. The competition, launched in November 2019 with the support of the choir’s alumnus Max Hadfield, invited composers to set a prayer by John Henry Newman:
O Lord, support us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shades lengthen and the evening comes, the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over and our work is done; then Lord, in thy mercy, grant us safe lodging, a holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen.
Judges Richard Pinel and Grayston Ives chose Sarah’s piece and runner-up Isaac Adni’s to be performed by the choirs of Jesus College in Michaelmas term 2020.