Colchester Borough Council and Colchester New Music are delighted to launch ‘Pipeworks’: a call for scores that invites East Anglian composers to write new works for Colchester’s Moot Hall Organ.
As part of the Colchester Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project, we are inviting regional composers to write new, original works for solo organ. No less than 5 pieces will be selected for performance on the newly restored organ following its re-opening celebration events in Summer 2015. One winning piece will also receive a prize of £250, with a second runner up award of £150.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 23rd March 2015
Full details of the Call for Scores and a specification of the Moot Hall Organ can be download as PDFs via the links below:
To request an Application Form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing for the Organ Masterclass
12noon – 4pm, Saturday 14th February 2015
St Botolph’s Church, Church Walk, Colchester, CO2 7EE
In order to support composers writing for the organ for the first time, and to introduce ideas to expand the writing of those who do have past experience, we will be hosting a free 1-day workshop on Writing for the Organ, led by Organist Tom Bell (www.tombell-organist.net). At the end of the day there will be an opportunity to have 1-to-1 conversations for advice on any questions you have about developing your piece.
The Writing for the Organ workshop is open to anyone interested in entering the competition, or simply keen to expand their knowledge and approach to writing and performing on the organ. The event is free but booking is essential. Book your space on the workshop by clicking this link.