200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition

ADVENT SUNDAY, December 1, 2019

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Winnipeg (Diocese of Rupert’s Land, The Anglican Church of Canada) is pleased to announce the 200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition. Using our theme ‘Celebrating God’s Faithfulness’, entrants are invited to submit unpublished anthems on or before February 29, 2020. Three monetary prizes ($2200 for first, $1200 for second, $800 for third) will be awarded by a panel of judges. The three pieces will be premiered in Winnipeg on May 31, 2020, as part of a choral festival at St. John’s Cathedral celebrating 200 years of God’s faithfulness in the life of the Anglican Church in Western Canada.  The composer will bear in mind the desire for a broadly accessible anthem for use in many places other than St. John’s Cathedral, Rupert’s Land.

• The composer must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
• The anthem text must be, in some form, a proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
• The anthem may be written for up to 4-part choir, SATB voicing.
• The anthem must include organ accompaniment.
• The anthem’s length is to be 3-5 minutes.
• The composer must secure rights to any texts not in the public domain.
The three winning compositions become the property of the Corporation, Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
• Scores must be submitted as a PDF file, including complete contact information.

A single composer may submit two, but no more than two, anthems.
Each composer is eligible for only one prize.

Please send completed scores to:  st.johns2020events@gmail.com

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5M9
Office: 204.586.8385
Email: office@stjohnscathedral.ca
Web: https://stjohnscathedral.ca/
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Twitter: @deanrupertsland (Saint John’s Cathedral)

2020 VISION – 200 years,
“Celebrating God’s faithfulness”
Serving Red River people since 1820
Churchyard (cemetery) since 1812
Bicentenary of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
and the Anglican Church in Western Canada

We worship and live gratefully on Treaty One Land (since 1871),
the traditional territory of the Cree, the Dakota, and the Anishinaabe,
and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We are all treaty people.