Chor Leoni and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are pleased to announce that Marie-Claire Saindon (Montreal, QC) is the first place winner of the choir’s 2018 C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Competition, held on February 23rd. Her composition Mer calme was awarded the $2000 first prize by the judges’ panel of composers Jocelyn Morlock, Rodney Sharman, and businessman James Carter.
Benjamin Bolden (Kingston, ON) won the $1000 second prize for his work Twilight, and Vancouver composer Gerda Blok-Wilson’s composition O Little Rose, O Dark Rose received the third prize ($500.)
In addition to the cash prizes, each composer was presented with a Barbara Pentland Award for Outstanding Composition from the Canadian Music Centre.
The choir’s third annual C/4 Competition will be held on Friday,
May 10th, 2019 at ANNEX (823 Seymour St, Vancouver.) Contest details and submission requirements may be found on the Chor Leoni website here.
James and Leslie Carter generously sponsor C/4, with accommodation provided by the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre. C/4 is a Community Partnership with the Canadian Music Centre.