London International Choral Conducting Competition


Coro is delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition, in partnership with our friends at Chantage. We’re honoured to be part of this exciting and important event, championing emerging talent and promoting the choral arts.

This is a brand new initiative, turning the spotlight on the next generation of choral conductors and forging stronger relationships in the international choral community in the process. We’re looking for emerging choral conductors aged 18 – 32 years old from all over the world to compete in front of a distinguished international jury over the weekend of 20th to 21st October 2018.

Hosted by premier London chamber choirs, Chantage and Coro, and joined by this year’s guest choir, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Chamber Choir FREIA from Finland, the weekend festival will also feature masterclasses and a Gala Concert. The event, which is taking place at the Royal Academy of Music, will celebrate choral music-making of the highest quality and through its competitive element, featuring a first prize of £5,000, give a significant boost to exceptional conductors in the early stages of their career

For details on how to apply and the format of the competition, as well as further information on the events of the festival, visit Applications close on 25 May 2018.