NCEM and BBC Radio 3 launch 2017 Young Composers Award
Posted: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:21
NCEM and BBC Radio 3 call for entries to the Young Composers Award 2017 will be launched on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on Sunday 20th November at 2pm.
This is your chance to hear your work performed by The Tallis Scholars at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3. This prestigious national award invites young composers living in the UK to compose a new piece for unaccompanied choir. There are two awards: 18 years and under; and 19 - 25 years.
Applications are open to composers resident in the UK in two age groups: 18 years and under; and 19 to 25 years. Composers are invited to write a new work for unaccompanied choir, creating a contemporary setting for the words of a great Latin hymn, either Ave Regina Coelorum or Salve Regina. See the Terms and Conditions page for full details, texts and application forms.
The two winning works will be premiered by The Tallis Scholars in a public performance at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Saturday 16th September 2017. The concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show.
Applicants must register their interest in the award by 5.00pm on Friday 24th February 2017 by emailing the National Centre for Early Music at firstname.lastname@example.org and stating which age group they wish to enter. Completed scores must be received no later than 5.00pm on Friday 24th March 2017.
A shortlist of entries will be presented by The Ebor Singers at the National Centre for Early Music on Thursday 11th May 2017 in a workshop led by composer Christopher Fox. At 7.30pm that day, The Ebor Singers will perform each of the pieces in the presence of a panel of judges, after which two winners will be announced, one for each of the two age groups.
For further information, please click on the link below.