2016: Audiences and Engagement

Announced 9 May 2017
 

East Neuk Festival, in collaboration with 14-18 NOW: Memorial Ground (David Lang)

"The winning project inspired the panel by deliberately placing commissioning at its centre as a route to reach new and existing audiences. Composer David Lang was asked to write a piece of special local significance to celebrate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. With meticulous planning, the piece, performing materials and resources were then made available free of charge to choirs around the UK. This resulted in thirty-seven additional performances, and thirty seven different audiences, in its first year alone. The Award goes to East Neuk Festival, in collaboration with 14-18 NOW, for Memorial Ground."

Other Shortlisted Nomination in this Category 

Birmingham Opera: #DnA (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell) 
Chineke! Orchestra

Audiences and Engagement Jury 

Sarah Gee (chair)
Claire Whitaker
Jean Nicholson
Dominic Parker
Huw Humphreys