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SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time. | International Composers’ Competition 2017 – 4th Edition

 SACRARIUM | Sacred music in our time. | International Composers’ Competition 2017 – 4th Edition
Summary:Competition with 3 Categories
Deadline: 03 September 2017
Date Posted: 09 August 2017
Details: City: Tchaikovsky str. 7 – Lviv (Ukraine)
Sponsored by: Lviv Philharmonic Society
Date: from 11 to 15 October 2017

The International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM was born from the idea to create a project that will work on the meeting of the contemporary music of our time, with the writing of sacred music who combines musical genres associated with a sacred or religious theme.

All composers who wish to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2017 must write an original work for mixed chamber choir and string orchestra, associated with a religious theme, or tied to a specific liturgical function or must write a music inspired to elevate our souls to God, even without being embedded in a context of religious practice.

The organization will select composers who will have the opportunity to participate into the International Composers’ Competition SACRARIUM 2017 from 11 to 15 October in the city of Lviv (Ukraine), inside the Lviv Philhamonia.

The composers’ selected works will be performed in the final concert of the forum by Lviv Symphony Orchestra and Lviv Chamber Choir inside the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv. The concert will be recorded by a sound engineer with the selected works.
A movie director will make a video of the concert.


Each composer must submit a music score choosen in the following categories:
– strings orchestra (8,6,4,4,2);
– vocal octet and strings orchestra;
– soprano and strings orchestra.
The sacred text can be chosen from the Old and New Testament in latin or english.
Deadline: 03 September 2017.
The work must not exceed 10 minutes.
All score will be sent by email (only one work for composer), in PDF format, at

Each email sent to submit a score shall include:
– The score and orchestral parts must be in A4 format, (please indicate minutes of the score) as PDF file (Sibelius or Finale program);
– A second PDF-file containing the identity of the composer (name and address, nationality, telephone number, email, website, short CV)
and a statement by the composer stating that the submitted work has never before been published, performed in public and/or broadcast before,
nor prized in any composer’s competition. Other file format than PDF are not acceptable and will result in the submission being rejected!
There is no registration form.
The Composition Staff will select composers, from all the application submitted, no later 03 September 2017.
Each composer selected for the International Music Composers’ Competition 2017 will be notified by email and must send the instrumental parts no later then 05 September 2017.


The tuition fee for all participants selected is: €690 (euro 690).
€200 to be paid no later than 07 September 2017 by Paypal on email;
€490 payable on 11 October upon arrival at Lviv or by Paypal no later than 02 October for composers who will not be in Lviv.

The tuition fee includes:
– Check sound of the works of selected composers from 11 to 15 October;
– Final concert, with the works selected with the Lemberg Sinfonietta;
– Professional AUDIO/VIDEO recording of the selected works during the final concert.

The tuition fee does not include:
– Food
– Accommodation
– Flight.

Administrative secretary for the International Music Composers’ Forum SACRARIUM 2017 is Ms. Anastasiya Kodola.
For any question about the tuition fee and payment method write to
Please send a PDF file with your payment check to