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The Three Choirs Festival is providing an exciting new opportunity for ten new composers, in partnership with The Carice Singers and Spitalfields Music. New Voices Academy is a composer development scheme devoted to choral music, running from Friday 26 July to Tuesday 30 July, based at the Worcester Three Choirs Festival.

Four Springboard and a further six Sandbox composers have been selected from over eighty applicants to take part in the Academy. The busy schedule includes workshops led by Course Director and composer Daniel Kidane, alongside George Parris and The Carice Singers. In addition, the festival is welcoming a variety of industry professionals and composers who are contributing their expertise to panel discussions. The Springboard composers will develop work prepared in advance for public performance at a Showcase on Tuesday 30 July (with a repeat performance at Spitalfields Festival in July 2025), while the Sandbox places allow space for play and experimentation – something that’s hard to come by once composers step into the professional realm. But what’s truly unique about the New Voices Academy is its rootedness in a bustling festival: participants have a chance to attend concerts featuring premieres and contemporary music during the Academy dates, to meet performers and more established composers, and – most importantly – to meet YOU, their potential future audience. So do come along and listen to the Showcase performance at the close of the Academy, where the four Springboard composers will offer a snapshot of the huge variety of brilliant work being created by our new generation of composers.

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New Voices Academy is generously supported by the Vaughan Williams Foundation, The Leche Trust, and Penny Wright and Andrew Neubauer