CALLING PERTH SONGWRITERS AND MUSICIANS!

Expressions of Interest are sought for a song to be selected as the theme song for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, 2015.

Selection of the song will be based on the following criteria:

Theme

The song should reflect the Festival theme: Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God (Mt 5:8)

The song should reflect the wider theological understanding of this scripture.

Musical Style

  • The musical style and the lyrics must be dynamic and appeal to young people.
  • The song, through the words and music, must engage young people in such a way that their hearts and minds are touched.
  • The song must be singable by the whole assembly, both male and female, so the melodic range and choice of key is crucial.
  • The song must reflect the joyful and exciting atmosphere of a festival gathering.
  • The song should be an agent of evangelisation, drawing young people to Jesus and the Church.
  • The song should be written in verse/chorus form.
  • The Festival theme song must be appropriate for use in liturgy (both Eucharistic and other rituals) and may contain alternative verse/s so that it can used in a number of different situations.
  • The composer will submit a brief explanation of where the song may be used in liturgy.

Prize

The composer of the selected song will receive:

  • Professional recording of the song. The arrangement, instrumentalists and vocalists will be at the discretion of the selection committee.
  • Single return flights from the nearest capital city to Adelaide, single accommodation and admission to the Youth Festival in 2015.

Submission Requirements

  • A simple recording of the song, submitted in MP3 format.
  • A notated melody line and chords.
  • Completed Official Song Application Form.
  • Must be received by 5pm on 30th June, 2015.

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION go to the AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL WEBSITE

ACYF Song