The Centre for Early Music in York has launched a new Composers Award for young people up to the age of 25. Competitors are invited to submit an a cappella piece of their own composing, either in English or Latin.
The winning pieces will be premiered by internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble the Tallis Scholars, to be sung in the opening concert in the 2009 York Early Music Festival in York Minster. BBC Radio 3 recording the event live, and Chris Swines, senior radio produce for Radio 3 will also be in attendance, as a part of the judges panel. The Centre for Early Music also provides higher education students in association with the university.