New composition competition 'A Carol for Christmas' launched
12 July 2012
A new carol competition has been launched for composers of all ages and experience. The winning entries will be performed in King's College Chapel, Cambridge by choirs from across the UK with guest presenter Tim Lihoreau.
Participating choirs, which are supported by The King’s Singers Foundation, include Inner Voices, Quay Voices, CBSO Young Voices and King's Junior Voices. There is also a separate competition for composers to write a piece for the a cappella ensemble, The King's Singers.
Each winner will receive a prize of £250 and two tickets to the performance on 18 December, where they will be presented with a certificate. They also have the chance to be published by Novello & Co Ltd.
On the afternoon of the concert, Stephen Cleobury, John Rutter and The King's Singers will work with the winning composers of the Community Choir and SATB Choir composition categories in a workshop. All composers who enter can attend as observers and The King's Singers will premiere the winning six-part a cappella composition as part of the programme for the evening concert.
Entries will be judged by Stephen Cleobury, director of music, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, John Rutter, composer, conductor and record producer, and David Hurley of The King's Singers.
The closing date for entries is 31 August and the winning entrants will be notified by 1 October. All entrants will be invited to attend and observe the afternoon event on 18 December at King's College Chapel.