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2014/2015 Edition

The second edition of the European Award for Choral Composers was organised in 2014, with the winning compositions being performed in the Festival EUROPA CANTAT XIX in 2015. 


On September 18th 2014 the Jury of the European Award for Choral Composers chose the winning compositions of the 2014/5 edition. 39 compositions from 31 composers were submitted to the competition by 11 member organisations in 9 European countries, with 26 compositions in category A (a cappella), 11 in category B (with instruments) and 2 in category C (vocal jazz). The detailed regulations for this edition can be found >> here

In category A the jury chose one winning composition, the “Missa Brevis” (2013) for mixed choir, composed by Hans Helsen (BE * 1989), submitted by the Flemish association Koor&Stem -> see excerpts of score published by Euprint >> here

In category B the Jury chose no winner but decided on two “special mentions”

1.  “Fairy Ring” (2012) for female choir and harp, 
      composed by Maarten Van Ingelgem (BE *1976),  
      submitted by the Flemish association Koor&Stem

      See page 1 of score >> here, the score will be 
      published by Schott Music in 2015
      For details on recording see Press Release below, page 2

2.   “Diptychon” (2011) for female choir and violin, 
       composed by Henrik Colding-Jorgensen (DK * 1944),

       submitted by the Danish association for Amateur Music DAM      
       See page 1 of score >> here, the score will be 
       published by Schott Music in 2015


For further information on the jury, the composers and their works read the full Press Release in Englishin French and in German.