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Clontarf Choral Competition 2020 – Now Taking Entries

Clontarf Choral Competition 2020 – Now Taking Entries
Last year’s senior choir winners, Dolce.

Clontarf Parish, the Church of St John the Baptist, is pleased to announce details of the third annual Clontarf Choral Competition. The competition, which aims to promote the performance and enjoyment of hymns and spiritual songs, will take place on Sunday March 1 2020.

The competition is open to all amateur choirs of eight or more members. This year, in addition to the senior and junior categories, a new category has been added especially for church choirs.

Entrants will sing two pieces: the first piece will be an arrangement of one hymn from the prescribed set–list (to be found on the website) and the second piece will be a hymn/psalm/religious song of the choirs’ own choosing. The theme of this year’s set list is Irish Hymn Writers. Choirs entered in the senior and parish choir categories must sing in at least two–part harmony. The times of the competitions will be announced once all entries have been received.

The distinguished adjudicating panel will comprise of Dr Orla Flanagan, Assistant Professor of Music, Trinity College Dublin and Director of the award–winning Mornington Singers; Stephanie Maxwell, Parish Organist and graduate of the Archbishop of Dublin’s Certificate in Church Music; and the Revd Jack Kinkead, Chairperson of Church Music Dublin, and Rector of the parishes of Wicklow and Killiskey.

The closing date for entries for the 2020 competition is Friday February 7 2020.

Details and Entry Forms on www.clontarfchoralcomp.wordpress.com