Following the success of the program in 2017, Coro Innominata has announced the return of its Women Composers Development Program in 2020. Two composers will have the opportunity to work with the Coro Innominata under the guidance of a composer mentor – this year Clare Maclean – to prepare pieces for performance as part of the choir’s concert Renewal, scheduled (COVID-19 restrictions permitting) for November 29. Each composer will also receive a $500 hororarium as part of the program. Coro Innominata’s Musical Director Margaret Tesch-Muller spoke to Limelightabout the successes of the 2017 program, and why she felt it was so important to push ahead with the program in an otherwise disrupted 2020.

Margaret Tesch-Muller and Coro Innominata. Photo supplied

What inspired you to bring back the Women Composers Development Program this year?

I was a fan of the program since it was first instigated by Coro’s previous director, Sally Whitwell, in 2017. When I took over the choir from Sally last year it was always my intention to make this an ongoing opportunity. Being fairly new to the Sydney...