Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2020 

Calling all composers aged 16 – 25  Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2020  18th January 2021 deadline We are now inviting entries from all over the UK for the 2020 Philip Bates Prize for Co​mposers and Songwriters. This exceptionally broad competition...

Ashleyan Opera Prize Cancelled

Sadly, due to the Corona virus pandemic we’ve heard from the Conservatoire that the Ashleyan Opera Prize, which should have been taking place next Wednesday, 25th March, has been postponed. They hope to hold it later in the...
Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2019

Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2019

  We are pleased to announce the 3 winners of this year’s Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. From left to right they are: Georgia Denham, Rob Laidlow and Kai Moohan-Shotan The adjudication was as follows:The prize money of £1,000 was donated by...

Games and Quiz Night Update

Many thanks to everyone who helped with this year’s games and quiz night at Arden Hall. The event was a roaring success and raised over £800 which is frankly fantastic. A note about next year – some of you will be aware that Arden Hall is being renovated...
Please support Philip Bates Trust for no cost

Please support Philip Bates Trust for no cost

If you shop online regularly you can now support us at no extra cost to yourself through easyfundraising. Nearly three thousand online retailers, including amazon and ebay, will donate a percentage of what you spend to your chosen charity – and we’d be so grateful if...
It’s Time for A Touch Of Basil!

It’s Time for A Touch Of Basil!

This year’s concert will be on 30th September 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School. Performers will include: Ex Cathedra Academies of Vocal Music Andrew Randall & Katie Gilbert, Ashleyan Opera Prize Winners “Sleep” by Sam James, Philip Bates...

Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2017

Entries from all over the UK are now invited for the 2017 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. Composers between the ages of 16 and 25 may submit works in any style by Friday 7th  July 2017, the application deadline. Shortlisted entries will be given a...