A Carol for Christmas returns to give composers across the nation a chance to have their carol performed in the stunning setting of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge this December, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, broadcast on Classic FM and published by Edition Peters. Composers of all ages are invited to submit their carol in one of four categories, one of which gives the opportunity to write for the internationally acclaimed GRAMMY® award winning a cappella ensemble, The King’s Singers.
The competition will be judged by Stephen Cleobury CBE (Director of Music, King’s College, Cambridge), John Rutter CBE (composer, conductor and record producer), Christopher Gabbitas (The King’s Singers) and Richard Causton (composer).
On the afternoon of 4 December in King’s College Chapel, Stephen Cleobury, John Rutter, Richard Causton and The King’s Singers will work with the winning composers of the Community Choir and SATB Choir composition categories in a workshop environment with choirs from across the UK. The winning carols will then be performed, conducted by Stephen Cleobury. The King’s Singers will premiere the winning 6-part a cappella composition as part of the programme for their evening concert.
For more information about the competition and how to enter, visit www.acarolforchristmas.co.uk.