A national competition has been launched to find a new Hymn to mark 100 years since Armistice Day and the end of the First World War.
Jubilate is launching the competition to find a new Hymn of Peace for the churches to sing at Remembrance services and throughout this centenary year.
The competition is open to all UK hymn writers, published or unpublished, and the winning hymn will also be recorded and released as a single. It will be sung by the celebrated baritone, Jonathan Veira, produced by Mark Edwards and feature members of the All Souls Orchestra, conducted by the acclaimed Noël Tredinnick.
The winning hymn will be sung in both York Minster and St Paul’s Cathedral at their centenary services.
The submission deadline is Sunday 8 April 2018.
Further details including guidelines and conditions for entry are available at www.jubilate.co.uk/hymnsofpeace
Rev Canon Peter Moger: Precentor of York Minster; formerly National Worship Development Officer for the Church of England and chair of the Liturgical Commission; chair of Jubilate’s parent charity, the Song & Hymn Writers Foundation.
Anne Harrison: Editor of Praxis News and committee member of the Hymn Society of Great Britain & Ireland; formerly co-ordinator of the RSCM’s Sunday by Sunday; 2017 recipient of a Lambeth award for services to worship; trustee of the Song & Hymn Writers Foundation.
Dr Noël Tredinnick: Organist and Director of Music at All Souls, Langham Place and conductor of the renowned All Souls Orchestra and Prom Praise; professor of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; composer and arranger of countless hymn tunes; chair of Jubilate Hymns and patron of the Song & Hymn Writers Foundation.
Martin Leckebusch: Prolific author of over 500 hymn texts appearing in numerous hymn books; chair of Jubilate’s Texts Advisory Group; Executive Vice-President of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Jonathan Veira: Celebrated bass-baritone, known both for his 30+ years on the operatic stage and his popular solo concerts and albums featuring many new and well-loved hymns; regular broadcaster on BBC radio and television.
ABOUT JUBILATE Jubilate began over 50 years ago when, in 1966, Michael Baughen and colleagues launched Youth Praise to a packed Westminster Central Hall, a book which, together with Youth Praise 2 sold over 1 million copies and changed the face of modern worship.