The last show of 2018 and the 2nd of my Winter Wonderland specials featuring carols, Christmas pieces and general winter themed goodness by a 50/50 split, gender balanced mix of composers. Composers include works by Viteszlava Kapralova, Vivaldi, Cecile Chaminade, Debussy, Judith Bingham and Vaughan Williams.
Every year since 1982 King’s College Choir Cambridge have commissioned a new carol to perform. I checked out the gender stats for the available years 1984 to 2016.
32 years, 32 new carols, 5 written by a woman.
5/32 works, that is 15.6% of new carols by women composers.