Thwaites Bach Competition 2017

The 17th Thwaites Bach Competition took place in the Old Library on Thursday 21 September in the company of the Competition’s benefactor, Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites OA (1936-40), and was won by Lucas Miller for his performance of the Sarabande, Bourrées I & II & Gigue from Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009.  Lasse Wendler was the runner-up with his performance of the Recitative Am Abend and Aria Mache dich from the St Matthew Passion, BWV 244. There were fourteen performances in all from twelve boys: Alex Cheung, William Good, George Good, Jude Hine, Derek Law, Ben Miller, Igor Mitich, John Pedersen, Yuki Suter and Darren Wei.  The adjudicator was Mr Mark Williams, Informator Choristarum, Organist & Tutorial Fellow in Music Magdalen College, Oxford. 


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