Lirit Women’s Chamber Choir is inviting composers, living in Canada or of Canadian citizenship, to submit unpublished works by May 13, 2019. This year’s chosen work will be a musical setting of an unpublished poem, The Last Note, by the Jewish Canadian poet, Jill Solnicki.
The chosen composition will be performed by Lirit in the spring of 2020. The winning composition will be announced at Lirit’s Toronto concert on May 26, 2019, and the composer will receive a $1,500 cash award.
Led by soprano and conductor, Renée Bouthot, Lirit is a Toronto-based group of experienced choral singers committed to expanding women’s choral repertoire, particularly music featuring Jewish composers, poets , texts, and themes.
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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. This November, we released our newest CD – 9 of 10 tracks on this recording come out of this NewWorks competition!
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 renewal: of hope, courage, and new purpose.
The winning entry of the 2019 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 18, 2019.
Full information is available on our web site: www.dacapochamberchoir,ca/newworks .