The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge
|The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge|
|Deadline:||01 May 2017|
|Date Posted:||08 February 2017|
Exciting news of a new composition competition. Notice of Prize Competition|
Christís College Grace Composition Prize
To all members of Christís College past and present:
The choir alumni of 1982 are sponsoring a competition open to all members to compose a choral setting to the Latin College Grace.
The winning entry will receive a prize of £200, and the setting will be performed by an alumni choir at the College Reunion Dinner on 23 September 2017.
The closing date for entries is May 1st 2017, and the winner will be announced in late May.
Full details of the requirements are attached.
Grace Composition competition
All members of Christís College, Cambridge
1 May 2017
Entrants should provide a choral setting of the Latin College Grace, set to the text below.
The four-part arrangement should be for unaccompanied SATB choir.
The intention is for a choir of former Christís choristers to perform this piece with minimal rehearsal opportunity. It should therefore be of a standard that enables a competent group of choristers to perform it after two run-throughs.
The length of the piece should be compatible with a pre-dinner grace.
Exhiliarator omnium Christe
Sine quo nihil suave, nihil jucundum est:
Benedic, quaesumus, cibo et potui servorum tuorum,
Quae jam ad alimoniam corporis apparavisti;
et concede ut istis muneribus tuis ad laudem tuam utamur gratisque animis fruamur;
utque quemadmodum corpus nostrum cibis corporalibus fovetur,
ita mens nostra spirituali verbi tui nutrimento pascatur
Per te Dominum nostrum.
Entries must be sent by email to Dr David Rowland, College Director of Music, by 5.30pm on 1 May 2017 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The judging panel will comprise Dr Rowland and alumni representatives. We hope that the college choir will sing shortlisted entries at an adjudication in May 2017 at which the winner will be announced, date yet to be confirmed.
The winning piece will have its first public performance at the alumni reunion dinner on 23 September 2017.
The College will own copyright in the setting.
The composer of the winning entry will receive a cash prize of £200 and an appropriate certificate.