Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Reminder - NewWorks Deadline February 17th

Just over one month remains until the entry deadline for our 5th annual, national choral composition competition, NewWorks. 

The purpose of the NewWorks competition is to foster new and engaging choral works by Canadian composers. The DaCapo Chamber Choir was founded in 1998 and is dedicated to exploring unaccompanied music, primarily of the 20th Century and later. We are continually looking for new pieces to perform which will challenge us and our audiences - both musically and emotionally. In the past number of years we have premiered a number of exciting works discovered through the NewWorks competition, most recently This Evening of our Life by Matthew Emery (a 2011 NewWorks submission).

For this year's competition, all entries must highlight a Canadian text. The winning entry will receive a $1,500 cash award plus travel expenses to Kitchener to attend the premiere of his/her composition by the DaCapo Chamber Choir, under director Leonard Enns, in the choir’s 2013/2014 season. We are also inviting young composers (aged 25 and younger) to submit compositions for consideration in our Young Composers Reading Sessions. Entry deadline is February 17th, 2014.

Full information is available on our web site: www.dacapochamberchoir,ca/newworks and we hope you will share this information with your students and/or colleagues.

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