Announcing the 2023 Liturgy Alive! Composition Contest

Author: Patrick Kronner

Magnificat Holy Thursday

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 2023.

Winning entries will receive a monetary prize up to $2,250.

Entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on January 2, 2023.

The winner(s) will be announced by February 6, 2023.

For official contest rules and details, visit 

Learn about our past winners by clicking here

Liturgy Alive 2023