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Carol Competition

Leeds Philharmonic – 2nd Christmas Carol Competition

Congratulations – We have a winner – Cradle Song by Chris Artley

Thank you everybody who sent in an entry – we were blown away by the quality of the submssions – 76 were received in all.  10 passed through the first sift and the final decision was a very tough one for the judges.  There were 4 judges in all and all were unaware of the real authors names – thus we were astounded to find Chris had won it again. He won the first competition in 2017.  We are now settling to quickly learn it in time for it’s first performance on Thursday 19th Dec – at the Leeds Lord Mayors Carol Service. do come and hear it if you can.

A full list of all entries received (76) can be viewed here.


 The Leeds Philharmonic Society is the senior choir in the city by date of foundation and by virtue of its continued and very distinguished programme sustained annually since 1870“.

The Leeds Philharmonic Society invites submissions for the 2nd Leeds Philharmonic Christmas Carol Competition.

Entry Fee £25 with £10 for each additional work.

Closing Date 20th October 2019

Winning Entry to be performed at the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert

and to be

Published by the Royal School of Church Music

The rules and application form are in common with such competitions and can be found here. Note this is a revised form due to a typo in the bank details.

» Rules & Application Form.

Please read them carefully, with particular attention to the submission and payment process.

If you live outside the United Kingdom you may find it easier to pay your entry fee via PayPal which can convert currencies – A link is below

» Pay your entry fee by PayPal.