Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Amadeus Choir Announces the Winners of the 2011 Seasonal Song-Writing Competition

The Amadeus Choir (www.amadeuschoir.com) and its Conductor and Artistic Director, Lydia Adams, are pleased to announce the winners of its 25th annual Seasonal Song-Writing Competition. Entries were received from composers both young and old throughout the GTA, across Canada and around the world, resulting in one of the most diverse collections of winning compositions to date.

The winners of the 2011 Amadeus Choir Seasonal Song-Writing Competition are (in alphabetical order by last name):
  • Artley, Chris from Auckland, New Zealand for The Ashwell Carol (Adult Amateur)
  • Arifin, Felix (19 years old) from Toronto, Ontario for Filius Deo Dormit (Youth - tie)
  • Cooper, Susan (co-winner with Brian Holmes) from Massachusetts for The Shortest Day (Adult Professional/Group Solstice)
  • Emery, Matthew (20 years old) from London, Ontario for In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord (Youth - tie)
  • Fullalove, Robin from Parksville, British Columbia for In Excelsis Gloria (Adult Amateur SATB a cappella)
  • Holmes, Brian (co-winner with Susan Cooper) from San Jose, California for The Shortest Day (Adult Professional/Group Solstice)
  • Naus, Julia (11 years old) from Toronto, Ontario for The Angels' Song (Child 10-12 years unison 2-part - tie)
  • Sloss, Imogen (10 years old) from Toronto, Ontario for The Star Shone Bright (Child 10-12 years unison 2-part - tie)
  • Winn, Allison (12 years old) from Toronto, Ontario for Quittez Pasteurs (Child 10-12 years SSA)The winning compositions will be performed on Saturday, December 17, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (1585 Yonge Street, Toronto) at 7:30 p.m., along with other holiday favourites, at a concert aptly titled Glorious Sounds of the Season. The first place winners in each category will also receive a cash prize.
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