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The ORA Singers Composer Competition needs you to apply!

ApPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Here at ORA Singers, we know that our music relies on you. It is your compositions, your work, and your talent that we celebrate. We’re so proud to have commissioned over 36 living composers to date, and are always on the lookout for the next rising stars of choral composition...

Split into two categories, Open and Youth Competitions, we’re looking for a selection of finalists to have their works performed by members of ORA Singers at our Competition Final Concert in July 2019. All finalists will receive a live performance recording of their works, and a Winner will be announced for each category by the Chair of our adjudication Panel, Stephen Fry.

Our Open Competition is aimed at composers of all ages, and our Youth Competition is looking for potential composers from non-fee paying schools who will receive compositional mentoring and help to write a brand new choral work!

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Applications to both Competitions should be submitted to us no later than noon on Friday 14th of December 2018 and full details of the Competition can be found in our Terms and Conditions.
 

ORA Singers is delighted to have partnered with Signatur, the umbrella name for The Karlsson Játiva Charitable Foundation’s work for the advancement of the art of music, who are generously supporting our Youth Competition mentoring programme.

 
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TIMELINE
 

7th September 2018- Call for scores
14th December 2018- Deadline for scores
March 2019- Finalists selected to write reflective works
June 2019- Deadline for final reflective works
July 2019- Competition Final Concert
 

 

Youth Competition

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We want to find young individuals with the passion for choral writing, but not necessarily the experience!

This competition involves an intensive course of mentoring for 10 successful applicants, who will receive specialist lessons and support from an assigned mentor, a workshop day with industry professionals and be asked to write a reflection piece on a Renaissance choral work. These final compositions will be performed by members of ORA Singers at the Competition Final Concert, a winner will be chosen by our panel of professionals, and all the Finalists will receive a live recording of their work performed by members of ORA Singers.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

1.  Applicants must be born on or after 1st September 2000.

2.  Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom.

3.  Applicants must be a pupil at a UK non fee-paying school (e.g. state, grammar, or comprehensive school). Applicants from fee-paying or private schools will not be accepted.

4.  Applicants for the ORA Singers Youth Composer Competition may not also enter the ORA Singers Open Composer Competition.

 

Applicants should:

  • Have a strong interest in composition and/or choral singing

  • Be able to read music to a reasonable level

  • Be in full agreement with the terms of the competition, including availability for agreed mentoring, the competition Workshop Day and the final concert day

  • Have full consent from a parent/guardian for participation in the Competition

Open Competition

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Open to all...

The ORA Singers Open Composer Competition is for applicants of any age who are resident in the United Kingdom. Three finalists will be chosen and asked to write a new choral work, which will be a reflection on a Renaissance choral piece. These final compositions will be performed by members of ORA Singers at the Competition Final Concert, a winner will be chosen by our panel of professionals, and all the Finalists will receive a live recording of their work performed by members of ORA Singers.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

1.  Applicants may be of any age.

2.  Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom

3.  Applicants for the ORA Singers Open Composer Competition may not also enter the ORA Singers Youth Composer Competition.

 

Applicants should:

  • Have a strong interest in composition and/or choral singing

  • Be in full agreement with the terms of the competition, including availability for the final concert day