Annual Composition Contest

Liturgy Alive: The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Composition Commission Competition

The Notre Dame Magnificat Choir is pleased to sponsor Liturgy Alive, an annual composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. Details about the contest can be found here

Past Winners


First Place ($2,000 prize): 

Lauda Anima Mea Dominum by Joseph Fong (New York, New York)

                      Fong Sample Score

                      Fong Sample Recording (Midi demo)

                      Announcement and Joseph Fong Biography


First Place ($2,000 prize): 
Laudate Dominum by Francisco Carbonell (Valencia, Spain)
                     Carbonell Sample Score

                      Carbonell Sample Recording (midi file)


Second Place ($1,000 prize): 
Laudate Dominum by Brenda Portman (Cincinnati, Ohio)

                     Portman Sample Score

                       Portman Sample Recording (live recording of the Women's Liturgical Choir)


2019 Winner Biographies


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