DaCapo Chamber Choir announces the 2018 NewWorks choral composition competition

Entry deadline is Monday March 12th, 2018. The winning entry of the 2018 competition will receive a $1,500 cash award plus travel expenses to Kitchener to attend the premiere of his/her composition by the DaCapo Chamber Choir.

The purpose of the NewWorks competition is to foster new and engaging choral works by Canadian composers.  We are continually looking for new pieces to perform which will challenge us and our audiences - both musically and emotionally.

In its programming and performance, DaCapo aims to contribute to the work of building empathy, of fostering understanding, and of strengthening bonds between the entitled and the impoverished, focusing particularly on the refugee road in its present programming. With this in mind, for this year’s NewWorks competition, we are asking for compositions that are related in some way to the theme of resettlement: of loss and/or of new hope or new home. 

The winning entry of the 2018 competition will receive a $1,500 cash award plus travel expenses to Kitchener to attend the premiere of his/her composition by the DaCapo Chamber Choir, under director Leonard Enns, in the choir’s 2017/2018 season.  We are also inviting young composers (aged 25 and younger) to submit compositions for consideration in our Young Composers Reading Sessions. 
Entry deadline is Monday March 12th, 2018.

Full information is available on our web site:  www.dacapochamberchoir,ca/newworks .