Composition competition: work for choir organ & voices


Submission period

Tue Feb 2 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Aug 1 at 9:59 PM UTC

Results date

Wed Sep 15 at 4 PM UTC
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the “Association pour le rayonnement des orgues Aristide Cavaillé-Coll de l’église Saint-Sulpice, à Paris” organizes an international composition competition, entitled #SaintSulpice2021, which will promote musical creation, youth and the instrumental heritage of the Saint-Sulpice church.

Category #2: work for choir organ & voices

The work will be a new creation composed by taking into account the specificities of choir organ of Saint-Sulpice: instrument’s composition, sonorities, balance.
The composer will use a sacred text of his/her choice, in French or Latin, or one of the two texts proposed at the web pages.
Vocal ensemble: professional choir of 8 singers (2S, 2A, 2T, 2B). Writing: 1 to 8 solo voices, range of the choir: from e1 to c5.
Duration: 5 to 7 minutes.


After registration and submission of the works, after a period of analysis and deliberation, the jury will select 4 works in each of the two categories.
Each member of the jury receives anonymized scores. The list of finalist composers is publicly announced to allow performers to work with composers.
Public final at Saint-Sulpice on November 21, 2021

The final will take place on November 21, 2021 at Saint-Sulpice.

At the great organ, Shin-Young Lee and Yoann Tardivel will perform two pieces each.
At the choir organ, Loriane Llorca, Constance Taillard, Ronan Chouinard and Louis Jullien will each perform a piece with the choir “Ensemble Sequenza 9.3” directed by Catherine Simonpietri.


For each of the two categories, the following prizes will be awarded:

First Prize: €4,000
Second Prize: €2,000
Audience Prize: €1,000
Internet users Prize: according to the donations made by Internet users during the Final

The First Prize, Category 2, will be named Prix de la Fondation Francis et Mica Salabert.

Details are available at web pages: