Chris Hutchings’ works have been performed by King’s Voices (Cambridge), Christ Church Cathedral College Choir (Oxford), the National Youth Choir of Scotland, Edinburgh Singers, Chicago A Cappella, the New London Singers, Cappella Nova, the University of Glasgow Chapel Choir, and a wide variety of soloists, choirs and chamber groups in the UK, US, Canada and beyond. Recently completed commissions include: a Mass for three Edinburgh churches; a work for the Jan Modelski Community Orchestra, produced under Sound and Music’s “Adopt A Composer” scheme; a Scots song arrangement for the Deutsche Chor, London; “O Praise The Lord, Ye Angels Of His” for St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh; and “Adeste Fideles” for Wimbledon Choral Society, Christmas 2016.
Chris has received funding for composition projects and tuition from Creative Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, the St Magnus Festival, AHRC, Dartington International Summer School, and the Bliss Trust. Awards include the Chigwell Choir Young Composers’ Competition, New London Singers Composition Prize, the Temple Church Composition Prize and the John McLeod Composition Prize. He has an MMus from the University of Hull (2001).
Chris is particularly interested in vocal music, and in using singing to bring out new readings or hidden meanings within texts.
Chris also works as a composition tutor – more details here.