Announcing our 2021 Composition Competition

Author: Patrick Kronner

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The Magnificat Choir is pleased to announce Liturgy Alive, a composition competition to foster creative new choral music for the Catholic Mass. In an effort to encourage composers to write music for the Church, two choirs that lead music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be awarding prizes for winning sacred choral compositions. In addition, the winning composition will be premiered at the Basilica in the spring of 2021.

Winning entries will receive a monetary prize up to $2,000.

Entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on April 5, 2021.

The winner will be announced by May7, 2021.

For official contest rules and details, visit

Learn about our past winners by clicking here


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