About the Christmas Carol Commission Competition

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces its eighth annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition in April 2017 as part of its commitment to the future of choral music. Submitted works must be original, unpublished, and have not been publicly performed; between 3 and 5 minutes long; written for SATB, mixed adult choir; and may be a cappella or utilize keyboard accompaniment. Text and language are at the discretion of the composer, and should be suitable for a Christmas/holiday performance.

Recent commissions by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir include works by composers Mohammed Fairouz, Molly Ijames, Dan Locklair, James Mulholland and others. Winners of the Commission Competition have been published by these and other publishers: EC Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Beckenhorst Press.

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Recent Commissions

“CHRISTMAS HOSANNA”
Premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2016
Composer: Rob Swenson

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“ALL MY HEART THIS NIGHT REJOICES”
Premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2013
Composer: Brian Buda

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“STILL, STILL, STILL”
Premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2012
Composer: Joey Hoelscher

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A CHILD OF THE SNOWS”
Premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2011
Composer: Christina Whitten Thomas

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QUEM PASTORES LAUDAVERE”
Premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2010
Composer: Daniel J. Knaggs

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LULLABY CAROL”
Premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2009
Composer: Molly Ijames

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GLORIA”
Premiered by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2008
Composer: Michael K. Runyan and Pamela G. Runyan

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