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A Carol for Christmas 2015

A Carol for Christmas returns to give composers across the nation a chance to have their carol performed in the stunning setting of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge this December, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, broadcast on Classic FM and published by Edition Peters. Composers of all ages are invited to submit their carol in one of four categories, one of which gives the opportunity to write for the internationally acclaimed GRAMMY® award winning a cappella ensemble, The King’s Singers.

The competition will be judged by Stephen Cleobury CBE (Director of Music, King’s College, Cambridge), John Rutter CBE (composer, conductor and record producer), Christopher Gabbitas (The King’s Singers) and Richard Causton (composer). The closing date for entries is 31 August 2015 and the winning entrants will be notified by 1 October 2015.

A Carol for Christmas is sponsored by Woodfines Solicitors.

This competition is open to UK residents only.

The categories are as follows:

  • A composition for un-auditioned community choir

Written in unison or as a 2 part (Soprano - Alto) setting. Open to submissions from composers of all ages. Compositions can be submitted with or without keyboard accompaniment.

  • A composition for SATB choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) composers - under 18

Open to submissions from composers aged 18 or under on 31 August 2015. Compositions can be submitted with or without keyboard accompaniment.

  • A composition for SATB choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) composers - over 18

Open to submissions from composers aged 19 or over on 31 August 2015. Compositions can be submitted with or without keyboard accompaniment.

  • A composition for The King’s Singers

Compositions must be a cappella and written in 6 parts (AATBarBarB).Open to submissions from composers of all ages.

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