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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Young Composers' Competition - Deadline Approaching!

Vancouver Chamber Choir presents

9th Biennial

Young Composers' Competition


(VANCOUVER, CANADA) - The Vancouver Chamber Choir encourages young composers (ages 8-22) to submit applications to the 9th Biennial Young Composers' Competition. It is an opportunity to compose for Canada's premiere choir, have the composition performed in the choir's concert series, and receive a cash award!


5pm Friday, February 27, 2009

Entries are judged in three age categories: Elementary (8-12), Secondary (13-17) and College/University (18-22), with several special awards for the best submissions by residents of British Columbia. A panel of musicians selected by the Vancouver Chamber Choir adjudicates the competition by assessing the originality and craftsmanship of the music and, where appropriate, the words.

Finalist compositions will be performed at the concert YOUTH & MUSIC on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8pm (Ryerson United Church, Vancouver). Cash awards will be presented to two winners in each age group and also in the special BC categories. Young composers are encouraged to seek the support of their own choir or school, which may also be eligible for an award.In addition, all entrants will receive four tickets to a Vancouver Chamber Choir subscription series concert of their choice in the 2009-2010 season.

For more details and to download an application form visit Forms are also available by emailing or phoning 604-738-6822.

Jon Washburn founded the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 1971. Under his guidance, the ensemble has become an amazing success story, ranking with the handful of North America's best professional choruses. In addition to touring and a busy season of concerts, broadcasts and recording, the Choir presents five award-winning educational programs.

For more information, please contact:

Karen Seaboyer Manager, Communications & Production 604-738-6822, ext 24

1254 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 1B6

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