Choralfest 2019 - Call for ConsortsTue Sep 11 2018
Call for Consorts
A special feature of Choralfest 2019 will be a stream aimed at vocal consorts. Consorts should be unconducted ensembles of between four and eight members. They may be female, male or mixed, and present repertoire of any kind. They will be given opportunities to take part in dedicated Consort classes with Robert Hollingworth, and to participate in other performance and teaching sessions, as well as attending and performing in Choralfest concerts. The Call for Consorts is open! Apply here! – Closing date for applications is 28 September 2018
‘New Choral Composition Prize accepting entries’
Bel a cappella’s inaugural Prize takes Australian music travelling
Sydney chamber choir Bel a cappella will mark Music Director Anthony Pasquill’s 10 year anniversary with the choir with a tour to Russia and the Baltic in 2021. In early April they launched an initiative linked to the tour that promises to showcase new Australian music to the world.
The Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize will award 3 Australian composers $1500 each for original a cappella choral works for up to 8 voice parts.
Each of the 3 winning works will have its world premiere in one of the cities in the 2021 tour (to be chosen by the awarded composer), including St Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallin and Riga. Their Australian premiere will be at the next concert Bel performs upon their return to Australia.
Pasquill believes that Australian choral music certainly has the capacity to match the depth and breadth of that being composed and performed in the traditional choral music countries of northern Europe and this Prize will give him and Bel a cappella the opportunity to demonstrate that.
Choir president Bruce Watson says, "When we launched our fundraising campaign for this Prize we were excited about creating an opportunity to bring new Australian choral music to the world. Now we also know we'll be supporting some local composers through this terrible time when so much work for musicians has vanished."
Bel a cappella believes their Choral Composition Prize will make a big difference to composers in this difficult time for the Arts across the globe, providing both a sense of creative purpose and significant prize money to the three awarded composers.
Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize
ELIGIBILITY: The Prize is open to any individual who is a permanent resident of Australia or Australian citizen. There is no age limit.
PRIZE PERIOD OPENS: April 1, 2020
PRIZE PERIOD CLOSES: June 30, 2020
A panel of jurors will review entries and award the 3 Prizes on July 31, 2020
Information/ Web: https://belacappella.org.au/composition-prize
Contact: Pepe Newton | Publicity Officer | firstname.lastname@example.org | m 0412 548 703
See the attached flyer for more information.