The Brisbane Pride Choir has announced a competition for a new song, with the winning composer receiving a commission valued at $2,000.
‘It is exciting for our Choir to perform original pieces, including those specifically commissioned for us,’ said Katherine Richardson, Choir President. ‘The song is to be about ‘looking forward’ and ‘what’s next’ for the LGBTI community. It is likely to be the sort of song that a choir like ours might perform at Pride Fair Day or community festivals.’
Composers have until 31 August to submit an expression of interest for a new song for use by the Brisbane pride Choir and other LGBTI choirs. Full details of this competition can be found at: www.blgpc.org.au/song-writing-competition.html .
The Choir is a non-auditioned group, open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer and straight allies who love to sing. They rehearse each Tuesday evening at the New Farm Library meeting room, beginning at 7.30pm. The Choir has also established a youth chorus, Young Pride.
The competition for a new song is part of a grant the Choir has received in 2015 from the Queensland Community Gambling Benefit Fund.
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