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Composers corner


There are many opportunities to get creative and compose your own lyrics, songs, melodies or whole symphonies if you wish.  Here are some great opportunities for young composers and lyricists to get involved with.

Hear your composition performed at the Cheltenham Town Hall


Shout out to Young Composers & Lyricists 
We want you to show off your musical talents for a brand new project delivered by The Cheltenham Trust, Gloucestershire Music and the Song Writing Charity.   We are looking for young composers or lyricists to compose or pen a short melody or verse that we can work into a full symphonic piece for orchestra and choir to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in 2018.  Full details are provided on this link

To enter, please send your musical response to Sophie.wardell@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk via email by midday 30 November 2017. The piece should be no longer than three verses, the rest will be done by our chosen local composer.  Please ensure you are available for the anniversary concert at Cheltenham Town Hall on 25 October 2018 as you will need to be present to hear the finished piece. 



On the hunt for the next Holst – compose a full orchestral work

Cheltenham has a rich history of producing famous composers including Gustav Holst, famous for composing ‘The Planets’.  The Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra are on the hunt for the next young composer who wants to write for a full orchestra and with the chance to hear their work performed in 2018 by the CSO.  Follow this link to the CSO website for full details.



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