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BBC Radio 3 announces Breakfast Carol Competition 2020

Get ready to count down to the festive season as BBC Radio 3 launches their 2020’s Breakfast Carol Competition and this time around entries from all musical styles will be included.
Five high-profile judges will be on hand to shortlist the entries and those lucky shortlisted competitors will have their compositions broadcast on Radio 3.
Christmas music at piano
Any amateur music lover who would like to share their compositions for this year’s Breakfast Carol Competition may submit a tune that sets verses from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s hope-filled seasonal poem Christmas Carol.

The final form will be presented across BBC Radio 3 programmes from 10 December, with public voting closing on 17 December and the winner revealed on 18 December.

Alan Davey, Controller BBC Radio 3 and classical music says:  “As we enter further months of uncertainty, we are glad we can keep providing solace and support to our audiences through music – and what is more effective than engagement in music to prepare ourselves for seasonal celebrations – whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in? This year’s Carol Competition is open to any budding composer who wishes to take on the challenge – and we are looking forward to enjoying all of our listeners’ musical ideas.”

Ken Burtonsays: “All we want for Christmas is your new carol! Get writing, get involved in this exciting new opportunity to be the one whose carol is sung in future centuries.

We can not wait to find out who the winner is!

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