2016 NewWorks choral composition competition is now open


We at the DaCapo Chamber Choir are pleased to announce that the 2016 NewWorks choral composition competition is now open.  

The purpose of the NewWorks competition is to foster new and engaging choral works by Canadian composers.  We are continually looking for new pieces to perform which will challenge us and our audiences - both musically and emotionally.

This year, for our “O, Canada!” competition, we are inviting submissions that reflect composers’ understanding of our country. The winning entry of the 2016 competition will receive a $1,500 cash award plus travel expenses to Kitchener to attend the premiere of his/her composition by the DaCapo Chamber Choir, under director Leonard Enns, in the choir’s 2016/2017 season - which will coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary year.  We are also inviting young composers (aged 25 and younger) to submit compositions for consideration in our Young Composers Reading Sessions. 

Entry deadline is February 22, 2016.