Leeds Philharmonic Society Carol Competition

The Leeds Philharmonic Society invites submissions for the 1st Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition.

Leeds Philharmonic Society has over 130 singing members regularly performing concerts at Leeds Town Hall. Performances are often jointly promoted with Leeds International Concert Season and the BBC. Repertoire is extensive, combining both tradition and innovation.

The competition is open to composers of any nationality and age.
The composition should be written for SATB choir a cappella, or with organ accompaniment.
The nature of the work shall be sacred, on a Christmas theme.

There will be one prizewinner who will receive £750, and the first performances and recording of the work will be at the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concerts in Leeds Town Hall on 14th December 2017. The work will also be published by the Royal School of Church Music.

The Jury will consist of the Society’s Musical Director David Hill and Chorus Master Richard Wilberforce, Organist Simon Lindley, and Tim Ruffer, Head of Publishing at RSCM Press.

The results of the competition will be announced in Leeds Town Hall on November 25th at the Society’s performance of Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi.

Full details, rules and an application form can be found at www.leedsphil.com/carol-competition

1 Nov 2017
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