Date and time
  • Sun 7 July 2019 / 10:00am - 6:30pm
Price £45
Venue Budworth Hall, High Street Ongar, Essex. CM5 9JG

John Lill, C.B.E., the distinguished Essex-born pianist and President of the Ongar Music Club has generously supported the competition and has consented to the awards being in his name.

ENTRY IS NOW OPEN to singers and *instrumentalists aged 25 or under on the 7 July 2019 and who have their home address, or, attend school or were born in Essex.

ENTRIES CLOSE on 31 May 2019

TO APPLY  please click the BOOK NOW link below.

PRIZES – the winner will receive £1,000 (the John Harrop Memorial Prize), the John Lill Awards trophy and the offer of a recital for the Ongar Music Club.

Further prizes total more that £1,000

The whole event is open to the public with the Finals presented as a concert and the awards being given at the end of the evening.


Anthony Marwood, violin, Alison Baker, piano, Jane Webster, soprano, Pauline Dowse, cello, Helen Knief, viola,  Gregory Bennett Walmsley, cello, Nikos Zarb, viola, Zoë Mather, piano, Sarah Barnes, cello, Siân Philipps, violin,  Rachel Barnes, bassoon, James Scannell, saxophone, Joseph Tong, piano, Anthony Woollard, cello,  Tammy Se, violin, Clive Carroll, guitar, Janey Miller, oboe, Jane Stoneham, marimba, Thomas Oxley, bassoon, Benjamin Grosvenor, piano, Victoria Goldsmith, violin, Suzanne Thorn, oboe, Sophie Biebuyck, soprano, Timothy Wayne-Wright, counter-tenor, Tamsin Thorn, bassoon, Joanna Marie Skillett, soprano, Sarah-Jane Lewis, mezzo-soprano, Matthew Lewis, trombone, Matthew Paris double, bass, Rebecca Leung, piano, William Knight, clarinet, Elodie Chousmer-Howelles, violin, Rebecca Silverman, soprano, Kayleigh McEvoy, soprano.

*not organists, unfortunately, due to the lack of a suitable instrument.