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The Tallis Scholars

presented in association
with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars

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16 May 7pm

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Out of a pool of over fifty submissions, eight young composers have been selected to have their pieces workshopped at the National Centre for Early Music on Thu 16 May.

The shortlisted composers and pieces are:

19–25 years

Thomas Shorthouse

Mirabile mysterium

Tingshuo Yang

Mirabile Mysterium

Ryan Collis

Lux Divinae

Reese Carly Manglicmot

Mirabile mysterium

18 years and under

Matty Oxtoby

Mirabile mysterium

Charlotte Robertson

A Wondrous Mystery

Jamaal Kashim

Mutationem ac Stabilitatem

Selina Cetin

Nativitas Salvatoris Nostri

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Two winning pieces will be premiered by The Tallis Scholars in a public concert at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, on Sunday 20 October. The performance will be recorded for later broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show.


These pieces will be workshopped by composer Christopher Fox and leader of the Tallis Scholars Peter Phillips, sung by singers Ex Corde led by Paul Gameson.

All pieces will then be performed in a concert at 7pm – do join us on the livestream!

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The annual NCEM Young Composers Award was launched in 2008 and is the only such scheme in the UK. It offers a unique opportunity for young composers to engage with the instruments and performance styles of early music, and to work with leading professional early musicians. In bridging the worlds of ‘early’ and ‘new’ music, the Award complements the NCEM’s education policy, to support and nurture young composers and demonstrate to all participants that the music of previous centuries is relevant to today’s creative endeavours.

❝ I have gained confidence in myself. Hearing my piece come to life was an incredible experience ❞

“The best possible environment for learning, as well as for having fun!”

“Christopher Fox’s experience was spectacular, and his insight really useful”
Quotes from past participants

The NCEM, St Margaret's Church
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