Canadian Choral Composition Competition for Young Composers

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary Season, ORIANA Women’s Choir presents

The competition provides three $1,000 prizes for compositions in the following categories:

  • one $1,000 prize for a new setting of the text Silent Night
  • one $1,000 prize for a new setting of the text Laudate Dominum
  • one $1,000 prize for a setting of the poem Rubies, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The winning compositions will be performed by ORIANA Women’s Choir on:

  • Saturday, November 26, 2011: Silent Night
  • Saturday, March 3, 2012: Laudate Dominum
  • Saturday, May 5, 2012: Rubies

Entry deadline: August 1, 2011
Entry fee: $25 per composition
Duration of composition: not exceeding 4 minutes
Type of composition: for SA/SSA/SSAA voices, a cappella or with piano accompaniment

Competition Background

Over the past 15 seasons, under the direction of Artistic Director William Brown, ORIANA Women’s Choir has commissioned and premiered over 60 new choral works by Canadian composers. ORIANA Women’s Choir is extremely proud of this accomplishment. Many of the commissioned composers have had their works published and ORIANA is now able to share these compositions for treble voices with choirs around the world. To celebrate the choir’s 40th Anniversary, we have chosen to focus on the future of choral music in Canada by highlighting the work of up-and-coming Canadian choral composers (30 years of age and under). We introduce this new competition to showcase new Canadian talent, and so that we can continue to publicly perform new compositions during this special 2011–2012 season.

For more information, contact William Brown, Artistic Director: