JOHN SANDERS COMPETITION FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

February 12, 2016 in All Opportunities, choral, Composers by mwhiteside

For composers under 30 years. A choral work of up to 6 mins for SATB choir suitable for performance in a cathedral setting. Can be unaccompanied or acc. by organ. Must be unperformed. Suitable for Christian worship. Anon entry. Award of £1000 and performance in Gloucester Cathedral on 28th July 2016.
E: info@sanderssociety.org.uk
WEB: www.sanderssociety.org.uk/Competitions.aspx
DEADLINE: 15 March 2016

The John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers

Competition downloads

Full rules and entry form for the 2016 composition competition may be downloaded below:

Competition Rules
Entry Form
In order to encourage the composition of music suitable for the liturgy, The Sanders Society will develop a biennial competition for young composers under the age of 30 years. The winning composition, a choral work of up to 8 minutes length for SATB choir suitable for performance within a cathedral setting, will – if of sufficiently high quality – receive a first performance on the 28th July 2016 by the St. Cecilia Singers of Gloucester at Choral Evensong during the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester.

In addition the winning composer will receive an award of £1000.

The next composition competition for young composers will be judged in April 2016:

Closing date: 25th March 2016
Judging: April 2016
First performance of the composition: St. Cecilia Singers of Gloucester in Gloucester Cathedral: 28th July 2016
Judges:
Dr. Christopher Robinson
Bob Chilcott
Adrian Partington
Tim Rogers (Encore Publications)
Full rules of the composition competition for young composers and an entry form may be downloaded below:

Competition Rules
Entry Form
Entry forms for UK entries can be obtained by post, enclosing a stamped (93p) C5 envelope, from:

The Sanders Society,
144 Tuffley Avenue,
Gloucester
GL1 5NS

Overseas applicants please contact info@sanderssociety.org.uk.

2015 Result
It is with great regret that the judging panel have decided that the entries were not of sufficiently high quality to merit an award this year.

2013 Result
We are delighted to announce that from a very wide international field, William Cole of Clare College Cambridge is the winner of the John Sanders Memorial Competition for Young Composers 2013, with an unaccompanied setting of Let all mortal flesh keep silence.

Judges: Bob Chilcott, Adrian Partington, Dr Christopher Robinson, Timothy Rogers.