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Congratulations to Russell Wilkinson
Russ Wilkinson’s composition, Sympathy, was the unanimous selection as the winner of i Coristi Chamber Choir’s Competition in Choral Composition 2017.
Sympathy is a setting of Emily Brontë’s poem published in 1846, and in May 2018 recievied its world-premiere performance.
In May of 2017, i Coristi had the honour of performing the world premiere of another one of Russ’s compositions, Incarnation - a setting of 3 poems about the birth of Christ. We offer congratulations to Russ, and look forward to Russ’s future creations.
In describing the composition, Russ writes: “I wrote this piece in memory of my friend Jim who passed away from cancer at all too young an age. He was a fun-loving guy, always with a positive outlook. The poem was included in his funeral service program. I think that Jim would agree with the text: don’t despair over my passing, at least not for long. Hold me lovingly in your
heart, but life carries on and you must, too.”