Calling composers!

Enlarge Image Sing Christmas! concert 2012 | Picture: Aysha Raza
Sing Christmas! concert 2012 | Picture: Aysha Raza

Crouch End Festival Chorus is concluding its extraordinary 30th anniversary year with a competition for a new Christmas carol. The choir has a commitment to commissioning new works, and has enjoyed successful collaborations with many contemporary composers.

Musical director David Temple says: “The choir's first ever commission was a Christmas piece (African Hodie by Ian Lawrence) and so the opportunity to uncover another Christmas gem is too good to miss.”

The competition is open to all UK-resident composers, regardless of age and experience, and the winning carol will be performed by CEFC in north London, in December 2014.

To enter the competition, submit your original work to by 1 October 2014. For the full specifications, please read the terms and conditions before applying.


Tuesday 28 October 2014 7:30 PM

Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

McCarthyMalala (CEFC commission and world premiere)
TippettA Child of our Time

Crouch End Festival Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
David Temple - conductor
Erica Eloff - soprano
Jennifer Johnston - mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson - tenor
Ashley Riches - baritone

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