Robinson graduate and former Organ Scholar Anthony Gray (2015-18) has had his new Christmas Carol “Go to the Child” shortlisted in the final of the BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition. Each entrant was tasked with setting the words of a specially commissioned poem by Imtiaz Dharker. Anthony’s new piece has been recorded by the BBC Singers, conducted by Bob Chilcott, and can be heard on the Radio 3 website. The winner will be chosen by online public vote opening on December 12th and closing on December 19th.
Anthony says: “I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted for this competition. It was a great privilege to work with such talented musicians to record my piece, as well as to meet the other five finalists.” Anthony, aged 23, has recently returned to Yorkshire to take up the post of Director of Music at St Wilfrid’s Church on Duchy Road, Harrogate. You can vote for him (please do!) online at the BBC Radio 3 website – a poll that surely we can all get behind!