Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and artistic director Erick Lichte have named Montreal composer Marie-Claire Saindon the winner of the choir’s 2018 Canadian Choral Composition Competition--better known as C/4.
At the contest held on February 23, her Mer calme was awarded the $2,000 first prize by the judges’ panel of composers Jocelyn Morlock, Rodney Sharman, and businessman James Carter.
Kingston's Benjamin Bolden won the $1,000 second prize for Twilight, and Vancouver composer Gerda Blok-Wilson’s O Little Rose, O Dark Rose received the third prize of $500.
Each composer also received a Barbara Pentland Award for Outstanding Composition from the Canadian Music Centre.
The choir’s third annual C/4 Competition will be held on May 10 at ANNEX. Contest details and submission requirements may be found on the Chor Leoni website here.