National Centre for Early Music

Your chance to hear your work performed by The Tallis Scholars and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3!

This prestigious national award is presented by the National Centre for Early Music and BBC Radio 3 in partnership with the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips. The award is open to composers living in the UK in two categories: 18 years and under; and 19 – 25 years.

Composers are invited to write a new piece for vocal ensemble. The winning works will be premiered by The Tallis Scholars at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on Saturday 16 September 2017 and the concert will be recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Applicants must register their interest in the award by emailing the NCEM at by 5pm on Friday 24 February, stating which age category they wish to enter. Completed scores must be delivered by 5pm on Friday 24 March. The award will be judged in York on Thursday 11 May.

The two winning works will be performed by the Dunedin Consort in a public concert which will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show.

Full details are available on the NCEM website at .

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland

For further information, please contact (Janet Cromartie), or call 01904 632220, or visit

The deadline is Friday 24 February 2017 at 17:00.