Willgoss Choral Prizes

For 2019, Richard and Sue Willgoss generously continued their support of the Willgoss Choral Prizes established in 2016, again including a second prize for each of the Burgundian Consort and Collegium Musicum Choir.

The Willgoss Choral Prizes again offered a $1000 prize awarded to the best student chorister in each of the Burgundian Consort and the Collegium Musicum Choir, to be selected through demonstration of a high level of commitment, performance and ensemble contribution, and being a current student of UNSW. In addition, a further prize of $250 was awarded to a member of each choir in 2018 and 2019, with the same criteria but without the requirement of being a current UNSW student. This provided the opportunity to acknowledge the considerable contribution of those in the choral program of UNSW who are from the broader UNSW community as well as those who are current students.


2019 Winners

Willgoss Choral Prize | Burgundian Consort – Budwini Madagammana

Willgoss Choral Prize Highly Commended | Burgundian Consort – Sascha Graham

Willgoss Choral Prize | Collegium Musicum Choir – Jennifer Murphy

Willgoss Choral Prize Highly Commended | Collegium Musicum Choir – Tammy Huynh


Previous winners:

2018 Willgoss Choral Prizes

Collegium Musicum Choir - Hoi Lam Chao

Burgundian Consort - Evitta Issa

Highly Commended | Collegium Musicum Choir - Alan Melrose

Highly Commended | Burgundian Consort - Sarah Winnel


2017 Willgoss Choral Prizes

Collegium Musicum Choir – Emillio Mancia

Burgundian Consort – Oliver Bruhl

Highly Commended | Collegium Musicum Choir – Anneke Strupitis-Haddrick

Highly Commended | Burgundian Consort – Eva Turco


2016 Willgoss Choral Prizes

Collegium Musicum Choir – Kieran Hacobian

Burgundian Consort – Yasmin Stelling


Richard Willgoss was a member of staff of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW for thirty years, and continued on as a Visiting Fellow for several years while undertaking a Bachelor of Music at UNSW. As an undergraduate music student, Richard joined the chamber choir, the Burgundian Consort, and has remained a member for over ten years. During his time with the Burgundian Consort, Richard has specially written some delightful and comedic works for inclusion in the choir’s annual evening recital, and has shown great fondness for his fellow singers. He continued with postgraduate music studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but has remained a most loyal member of the Burgundian Consort at UNSW.

Richard Willgoss