The Grand Philharmonic Choir welcomes entries for its 3rd annual composition contest for Canadian composers aged 30 and under.

“Through this contest, we hope to add to the great depth of Canadian choral repertoire by showcasing the work of young, dynamic composers,” said the choir’s artistic director, Mark Vuorinen.

The contest carries a prize of $1,500 each year, plus travel funds to attend the world premiere of the work.

This year the composition will be for a work of four to six minutes duration written especially for children’s choir.

The Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir will give the winning work its first performances on May 8 and 9 during concerts at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener.

The entries are evaluated by a jury of Vuorinen and other musicians, without identifying information.

Previous winners have been Nicholas Kelly of British Columbia and Rémi St-Jacques of Quebec.

Click here for details of the contest.

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