CoronaComposer Competition

In 2020, during the first COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Harlequin wanted to motivate and inspire composers of all ages and backgrounds to write a piece for SATB choir on the theme of community cohesion. The idea was to include selected submissions in a special concert after the current crisis has passed, celebrating the creativity of composers through this time of adversity.

Our CoronaComposer “Call for Scores” received submissions from all over the world. It has been an absolute privilege to see the talent and efforts of so many composers worldwide and we are incredibly grateful to those who took the time to submit their work. We perused a broad variety of interesting, well-crafted and imaginative choral works that gave the selection panel great delight in discovering. We have no doubt that many of these pieces will be performed and bring joy to audiences around the world in years to come.

We are delighted to announce the six composers whose pieces will be performed by Harlequin in the choir’s 2022 Spring Concert, titled Sound, Silence, Stillness.

Alison Willis

Alison Willis
At Set of Sun for choir, piano and cello
Composed by Alison Willis, poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
www.alisonwillis.com
www.facebook.com/alisonwilliscomposer
twitter.com/aliwillisfeed

 

Chris O’Hara

Chris O'Hara
Dare to Dream for choir and piano
Music and lyrics by Chris O’Hara
www.instagram.com/chrisohara6

 

Christopher Pearce

Christopher Pearce
Light Through the Leaves for unaccompanied choir
Music and lyrics by Christopher Pearce

 

Edmund Jolliffe

Edmund Jolliffe
O Nata Lux for unaccompanied choir
Composed by Edmund Jolliffe
edmundjolliffe.com

 

Ian Assersohn

Ian Assersohn
We Cannot Stop Singing for choir and piano
Composed by Ian Assersohn, lyrics by Euan Tait
www.appletreemusic.net
www.facebook.com/ianassersohn.music
twitter.com/iassersohn

 

Paul Ayres

Paul Ayres
We’ll Play our Part for choir and piano
Music and lyrics by Paul Ayres
www.paulayres.co.uk
www.facebook.com/paul.ayres.146
www.youtube.com/paulayres1970

 

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