ADVENT SUNDAY, December 1, 2019 (Revised 26 March 2020)
DEAR MUSICIAN POETS,
COVID-19 HAS DONE A NUMBER ON MANY THINGS; MOST TRAGICALLY, OF COURSE, ON HUMAN LIFE. BUT THE CHANGES WROUGHT HERE, CLOSE TO HOME, MEAN THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCEED WITH THE COMPETITION. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS, AND WE WISH JOY IN THEM. NO DOUBT YOU WILL FIND OTHER WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WORK. WE ARE SO SORRY ON MANY LEVELS; PLEASE TAKE CARE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS, KEEP YOU SAFE AND HEALTHY, AS EVEN APART WE JOURNEY TOGETHER THROUGH DIFFICULT DAYS, CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS. IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST – DEAN PAUL N. JOHNSON
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 Using our theme ‘Celebrating God’s Faithfulness’, entrants are invited to submit unpublished anthems on or before March 31, 2020.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.
• NB: The three winning compositions will belong to the composers (copyright), with performance rights given only to the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Diocese of Rupert’s Land
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5M9
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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.