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NCEM Composers Award 2012

Great opportunity for young composers at the NCEM in association with BBC Radio 3 and the Tallis Scholars.

From the NCEM website:

The 2012 NCEM Composers Award was launched on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show on Sunday 15 January.

This major national award is presented by the National Centre for Early Music in association with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars. We are inviting young composers resident in the UK to write a new piece of between 3 and 4 minutes’ duration specifically with The Tallis Scholars in mind, taking as their starting point the In Nomine theme from John Taverner’s Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas. There are two awards: one for composers of 18 years and under and one for composers aged 19 to 25.

A shortlist of entries will be workshopped with the composer Christopher Fox and the Ebor Singers at the National Centre for Early Music in York on Thursday 17 May 2012 in the presence of the young composers. At 7.30pm on the same day, the Ebor Singers will perform each of the pieces in front of a panel of judges at All Saints’ Church, North Street, York and the winners will be announced, one for each of the two age categories.

We are delighted to be working again with the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble, The Tallis Scholars, who will premier the winning entries in Durham Cathedral on Saturday 2 June 2012. This concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show on Sunday 1 July 2012.

Applicants must register their interest in the award by 5pm on Friday 2 March by emailing janet.cromartie@ncem.co.uk . Completed scores must be delivered to the NCEM no later than 5pm on Friday 30 March. The award will be judged in York on Thursday 17 May 2012.

Further details on: www.ncem.co.uk/composersaward2012