Many of you were with us when, in October 2018, the London International Choral Conducting Competition launched to widespread acclaim. The weekend-long event, based at London’s Royal Academy of Music, featured emerging conductors from six different nations, an international jury of practitioners from the UK, Ireland, Norway and Croatia, choirs from home and abroad, a programme of masterclasses for experienced students, and expert hands-on tuition in front of a full choir for young conductors.
Our plans for an enhanced “LICCC 2020” were already highly developed when the Covid-19 pandemic brought both our musical world and yours to a temporary halt. We had already secured the participation of another distinguished international jury, a superb guest choir from the USA and an opportunity to conduct the BBC Symphony Chorus for every finalist selected to come to London. It was a cause of great sadness that this potentially wonderful event had to be postponed.
It is our intention to return, bigger and better than ever, in October 2022. Applications will open in February next year, so please look out for a message at that time. We sincerely hope that you will stay in touch with us and will continue to support LICCC when 2022 arrives. In the meantime, we wish you and yours health and happiness as we all strive to return to the musical life which we cherish.