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BBC Singers Workshop

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16 July 2017

BASCA is delighted once again to be presenting a workshop and concert with the BBC Singers in October 2017 and Standard and Professional members are invited to submit works.

On Tuesday 3 October BASCA will present a composers’ workshop with the BBC Singers and Judith Weir at BBC Maida Vale StudiosBASCA Standard and Professional members are invited to submit works for the workshop. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience hearing your work rehearsed by one of the world’s leading choirs and receive feedback from the Master of the Queen’s Music.

Then on Friday 6 October we will present a concert of works by BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) composers, performed by the BBC Singers conducted by James Morgan. The works for the concert will be drawn from a Europe-wide call for scores and BASCA Standard and Professional members who identify as belonging to an ethnic minority are invited to submit works for the call. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear your work performed by one of the world’s leading choirs, and the concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

In 2016 BASCA and BBC Radio 3 presented a conference on Diversity in Composing and one theme which emerged was the low visibility of BAME composers and the need for more role models. We hope that presenting this concert will provide visibility to these composers and help to inspire a younger generation of composers from all backgrounds.

This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

 

Guidelines for submitting scores to the workshop

  • This call is open to BASCA Standard and Professional members.
  • Works selected for this call will be presented at a workshop led by Judith Weir and conducted by James Morgan at BBC Maida Vale Studios in London on Tuesday 3 October 2017. Composers must commit to attending the workshop.
  • The maximum duration of works is 5 minutes.
  • Works may have been previously performed, but must be unpublished.
  • Works in progress are permitted, but scores must be complete and ready as if for public performance.
  • Pieces may use any text, but copyright texts must be cleared for setting; this is the responsibility of the composer.
  • Pieces should be for unaccompanied choir, and may be for any combination of SATB. The BBC Singers’ usual 18 voice division is 5.4.4.5.
  • Use of a common European language is helpful.
  • While you may want to write music that takes advantage of the BBC Singers’ particular abilities in contemporary music, please bear in mind that pieces which are unduly complex may not be easily performable by other choirs.
  • Please provide scores with a piano reduction.
  • The score should contain a separate page containing the text.
  • Applications will be made online. Click here to apply for the BASCA BBC Singers Workshop.
  • The deadline for submitting works to this call is 23:59 on Sunday 16 July 2017.
  • If you have any questions regarding the call please email Anna Reich anna@basca.org.uk

 

Guidelines for submitting scores to the concert

  • This call is open to BASCA Standard and Professional members who identify as belonging to an ethnic minority.
  • Works selected for this call will be presented at a concert given by the BBC Singers conducted by James Morgan on Friday 6 October 2017 at St. Gabriel’s, Pimlico in London, which will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
  • The maximum duration of works is 10 minutes.
  • Pieces may use any text, but copyright texts must be cleared for setting; this is the responsibility of the composer.
  • Pieces should be for unaccompanied choir, and may be for any combination of SATB (including men-only and women-only pieces). The BBC Singers’ usual 18 voice division is 5.4.4.5.
  • Use of a common European language is helpful.
  • Please provide scores with a piano reduction.
  • The score should contain a separate page containing the text.
  • Applications will be made online. Click here to apply for the BASCA BBC Singers Concert.
  • The deadline for submitting works to this call is 23:59 on Sunday 16 July 2017.
  • If you have any questions regarding this call please email Anna Reich anna@basca.org.uk

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