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Festino Chamber Choir Young Composers’ Competition – Call for Scores

January 1 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 11:59 pm

Festino Chamber Choir

About the competition (call for scores)

The Festino Chamber Choir, St Petersburg, invites submissions for the first Young Composers’ Competition.

The competition is organised by Russian Musical Society (RMS), International Guild MolOt and Belarusian-Russian Association of Contemporary Music.

  • The winning entry will be performed on the choir concert on 29 April 29 2020 in Korpus cultural centre, Minsk.
  • The winning composers will also receive a professional recording of the performance. The winning selection will be chosen by international jury.

Call for Scores

Submission deadline: Thursday, 20 February 2020, at 11:59pm EST



  • Composers aged 17 – 35 can take part in the competition
  • Composers may submit only one score
  • Composers should submit scores anonymously – do not include names anywhere on the score
  • Scores should be submitted electronically to festino.cfs@gmail.com with the subject heading, ‘Festino Call for Scores’
  • Include:
    1. Title of the work
    2. Duration
    3. PDF of the score
    4. Link to an MP3 recording (if available)

The work

  • Scoring: mixed choir (SATB), max divisi in 2 in each part, a cappella
  • Duration: 3-5 min.
  • Composers must provide a work written specifically for the Call for Scores. Works previously publicly performed for the Call for scores are not allowed.


January 1 @ 8:00 am
February 20 @ 11:59 pm
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Festino Chamber Choir
Russian Musical Society
International Guild MolOt
Belarusian-Russian Association of Contemporary Music