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21st - 25th October 2015

3rd Edition

School Compeitions

Take Part

School Competitions (Ireland and UK)

Primary School Choirs (Unison)
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, in unison
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150
2nd Prize: Certificate

Primary School Choirs (Partsong)
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, in two or more parts
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150
2nd Prize: Certificate

Post-Primary Choirs (Unison/Two-Part)
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, in unison or two-part
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150
2nd Prize: Certificate

Post-Primary Choirs (Three/Four-Part)
Repertoire: Two contrasting part songs, in three or four parts
Time Limit: Not exceeding 8 minutes in total
1st Prize: Trophy and £150
2nd Prize: Certificate

Big Sing
All school choirs are invited to take part in a Big Sing workshop that will be scheduled during the competition session.

Special Awards
We are delighted to announce the first of our special awards for competing choirs in all school, national and international categories. In partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, we will present an award for the best performance of a piece by an Irish composer. All choral works found in the Contemporary Music Centre’s online library are eligible for consideration. Works from the graded CMC Choral Catalogues, as detailed below, are particularly recommended, as they have been selected by specialist curators with a comprehensive set of guidelines about each work and a full set of sample pages. A cash prize plus vouchers to redeem on choral works from the Contemporary Music Centre will be awarded to the winning choir.

CMC Choral Music Library
CMC Children’s and Female Voice Catalogue
CMC Mixed Voice Catalogue