Composition competition launched to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas

To mark the centenary of the birth of poet Dylan Thomas the London Welsh Chorale has launched a competition for young composers to set Thomas's poem The Hand That Signed The Paper for SATB choir and keyboard accompaniment.

The deadline for entries is 1st January 2014. The winning entry will attract a prize of £200 and be premiered at the Chorale's concert on 12th July 2014. The competition will be judged by Simon Halsey (LSO Chorus/Berlin Rundfunkchor), Edward Caswell (Netherlands Radio Choir), Edward-Rhys Harry (composer, conductor and Musical Director of the London Welsh Chorale) and Huw Edwards (broadcast journalist and President of the London Welsh Association). The winning entry will also be given approval by the family of Dylan Thomas.

Entrants should be born after 31st December 1983. There is a £20 entry fee for the first composition entered and £10 for each subsequent entry.

For full details and the poem text, click here.

Posted: Mon 09th December 2013

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