A Sutton-based choir is involved with a competition to find new choral works by young composers.

KVU Singers have teamed up with Paul and Margaret Foxley to run the competition in memory of their daughter Jessica.

The couple, from Laneshaw Bridge, already organise the Jessica Foxley Stage to showcase young musicians at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne.

Budding musician Jessica, who had attended Cowling and Lothersdale primary schools, died at the age of 21 in a car crash.

Her parents now want to broaden the scope of the Jessica Foxley Music Projects.

Margaret said: “Getting the choir to perform new works by young composers was an obvious step forward.

“It will be a great opportunity for both the composers and the choir and means I still get to make music with KVU Singers even though I am no longer a member.”

Paul and Margaret were both members of KVU Singers – formerly Keighley Vocal Union – when their daughter died. Margaret found it too emotionally challenging to sing some of the choir’s repertoire and decided she had to leave.

The Jessica Foxley Young Choral Composer Competition is open to anyone aged 25 or under, with prizes of £500 and £300 for two age groups. Anyone wishing to enter should visit the website jessica foxley.com.