Karl Jenkins Motets competition launched with new work as prize

7 May 2014, 11:40

Composer Karl Jenkins will compose a brand new a cappella work for whichever choir wins a new competition, launched to coincide with the release of his new album, Motets.

The competition, organised by the composer's publisher Boosey & Hawkes, will be accepting entries from choirs via YouTube videos.

Jenkins will compose a brand new short a cappella choral piece for the winning choir. The choir will then have the opportunity to give the premiere performance of the work itself.

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Entering choirs have to record a video of themselves singing a piece from Jenkins' new album and upload it to YouTube and post to social media with the hashtag #SingMotets. Entries are being accepted until December.

The competition has been kicked off by the Boosey & Hawkes team themselves, who recorded a version of Karl Jenkins' Ave Maria.