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Jessica Curry speaking of her appointment at the London Oriana Choir's Cutty Sark concert. With Dominic Ellis-Peckham, musical director of the London Oriana Choir.

Melissa Bradshaw

London Oriana Choir launches competition to find fourth five15 composer-in-residence

2:06, 5th February 2019

The London Oriana Choir has announced details of a competition to find its next female composer-in-residence, as part of its five15 project in support of women composers.

The winner will be commissioned to write three new pieces for the choir to be performed during its 2019/20 season.

The competition is open to all women aged between 18 and 25 and will be judged by a panel including composer Cecilia McDowall, conductor Suzie Digby and Tim Brooke of Faber Music. Entrants are asked to submit a piece of mixed-voice choral music by the closing date of 8 March 2019 and eight semi-finalists will then be chosen, four of whom will have their works performed at a concert in July before the winner is announced.

The London Oriana Choir’s musical director Dominic Ellis-Peckham said: ‘Three years into our five15 project is perhaps one of the most interesting moments for the choir. Up until this point, we’ve been working with composers whom we know and wanted to work with. But now we are opening up the competition to any young women who would like to work with us and we cannot wait to hear their ideas.’

Full details can be found at www.five15.org/competition.

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