Choral Composition Contest Vic Nees

In July 2020, the World Choir Games, the largest choir competition in the world, will come to Flanders. As a result, Koor&Stem, in collaboration with ComAV, is organising the first edition of a new composition competition, aimed at part-time art education and conservatory students.

We dedicate this competition to Vic Nees (1936-2013), who played a major role in the renewal of choral life in Flanders as a composer, conductor, mentor, jury member, and columnist.
The competition is intended for students at the Flemish conservatories and part-time art education institutions. We encourage pupils and students of all ages and nationalities to participate. We choose one winner from the conservatory students and one from the part-time art education students.
The winning compositions will be published on Koorklank is the online score platform of Koor&Stem where conductors, if registered, can listen to, download, and use scores for free in their choir. Moreover, this website will soon have an international section: Choral Music from Flanders. This will ensure that the compositions find their way to amateur choirs in and outside Flanders. The winners will also get a free ComAV membership for two years. The Flemish Radio Choir will also sing the winning compositions during the gala concert at 8:30 p.m. on 9 July 2020 in AMUZ (Antwerp). The first 25 entries will receive a free ticket for this concert.
The initiators and partners of this competition are Koor&Stem, ComAV, the Flemish Radio Choir, the European Music Festival for Young People, and Sabam for Culture. 
The Flemish Radio Choir will sing the winning compositions during a gala concert on 9 July 2020.

Practical info

You have until noon on Monday, 20 April 2020, to submit your composition. You are free to choose the voice distribution, theme, and language, the composition must be executable by amateur choirs, and it may last a maximum of four minutes. The composition may also not have been performed or published before 9 July 2020. Please download the full rules below to read them in depth.
For all questions and more information, please contact Liesbeth Segers,, tel. +32 (0)3 237 96 43

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