A recording made at St James’s Church in Piccadilly in London of the winning entry from the 2012 Tithe Grant Award – a setting by the composer Chris Williams of the words of William Blake ‘I give you the end of a golden string’.
The Tithe Grant
The Tithe Grant Award was set up in 2011 with the intent of rescuing the Society from administration. Every year ten per cent (a tithe) of our income from your Membership Subscriptions is given as a prize to encourage a work of creativity.
The Tithe Grant ornaments the world. And each year the medium of imagination changes. Over the past decade we have celebrated theatre, film, music, aphorisms, photography, drawing, monograms and the art of letter writing.
Our judges have included the Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir, the Hollywood film director Sir Alan Parker, the humorist Stephen Fry, the novelist Tracy Chevalier, the Turner Prize Winner Jeremy Deller, the photographer Clive Arrowsmith, the poet Ruth Padel and the letter-cutter Lida Cardozo.
The Award is free to enter and open to everyone. Winners have come from as far a field as Alaska, Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The next Tithe Grant will be announced on our website soon.