Gesualdo 6 Composition Competition 2016

January 14, 2016 in All Opportunities, choral, Composers by mwhiteside

Composers are invited to submit a new work for The Gesualdo Six’s inaugural Composition Competition.
The winning works will be premiered by the group at St John’s Smith Square on Sunday 19 June 2016
and will be considered for publication by Novello & Co Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.
A prize fund of £1000 is available.
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and the 450th anniversary of Gesualdo’s birth.Works by Shakespeare and words set by Gesualdo make up some of the chosen texts for composers to set, alongside poems by Christina Rossetti and Emily Brontë.
This competition is open to all composers, divided into two age categories:
18 years and under, and 19 years and above.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 15 April 2016 at 5pm.
Click here for more information and the application form

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