London International Choral Conducting Competition 2020Thu Jul 18 2019
LONDON INTERNATIONAL CHORAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION 2020
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL GUEST CHOIR
Following the success of the inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition in 2018, plans are advanced for its second edition in October 2020.
LICCC 2020 will once more be held at London’s Royal Academy Of Music from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October 2020. A worldwide field of choral conductors will be assessed by a distinguished international jury both for valuable cash prizes and other career-enhancing opportunities.
LICCC is curated by Coro and Chantage, two of London’s best-established chamber choirs and we are seeking our International Guest Choir to join us both in singing for the competition candidates and starring in our shared Gala Concert in the RAM’s splendid Duke’s Hall.
In 2018 we were privileged to welcome Finnish composer/conductor Jaakko Mantyjarvi and his chamber choir FREIA.
MIGHT YOU BE OUR GUESTS IN 2020?
You would need to be in London, at your own expense, over the dates of the competition. Logistical help of various sorts can be offered.
‘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.