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St Mary-at-Hill Carol Competition

 St Mary-at-Hill Carol Competition
Summary:Carol Competition
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 19 October 2017
Details: In conjunction with the Surbiton High School Poetry Competition, composers are invited to set Juliet Hillís winning poem The Promised Child to music. The new carol will be premiered at our Carol Service by Candlelight on Thursday 14th December at 6.00pm

Composition Competition Terms and Conditions
1. Entries can be scored for any combination from SATB to SSAATTBB choir, with or without organ accompaniment and with or without a flute part. NB: The St Mary-at-Hill Choir is a highly skilled professional vocal ensemble.
2. A PDF of the composition should be sent to Robert Mingay-Smith (Director of Music) at or a hard copy can be posted to St Mary-at-Hill Church, 8 St Mary at Hill, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE.
3. An entry fee of £10 (or equivalent) must be paid when submitting the composition. Please make cheques payable to St Mary at Hill Church. This fee can also be transferred via BACS using the following link: PCC/CCRegNo1161347
4. Entries should last between 2 and 6 minutes.
5. The poem should be used in its entirety. Use of additional text and/or instruments, other than the
organ, will result in disqualification.
6. Entrants may submit only one composition.
7. The composers name must appear on the composition.
8. Personal details provided on the application form will be kept only for as long as necessary, and will be
processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
9. All entrants will be notified by email of the outcome by 7th December 2017. It is not possible to
return scores.
10. Entries must be new and original compositions, composed since October 2017, containing no other
copyright material; they must not have been performed or recorded.
11. The copyright of the composition will remain with the entrant, but the winning entry must grant St
Mary-at-Hill Church the right to produce copies for performances by the Church Choir.
12. The prize of £500 will be paid to the winning entry after the first performance. It is not possible to
reimburse entrants for any expenses incurred in connection with the competition.
13. Winning entries must agree to their name being made publicly available.
14. The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence regarding the result will be entered into.
15. The competition administration team reserves the right to cancel this competition at any stage, if
deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control. Entry fees will not be
refunded if the competition is cancelled.
16. Any questions about this competition should be addressed to the Director of Music, Robert Mingay-
17. The competition is not open to members of the administration team behind the competition.
18. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.