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Church of Nigeria launches anthem competition

Posted on: May 16, 2016 8:24 AM
Related Categories: Music, Nigeria

The Anglican Church of Nigeria has launched a competition for composers to create a new anthem for the province on the theme of its motto from John 8:32 – “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The new three-stanza anthem must be “properly worded and theologically sound.”

A panel of musicians and theologians will meet to select the a winning entry “which meets the required standard and specifications .” Any work “recommended by the Panel as good and acceptable” will be played for the first time during the next Provincial standing committee meeting in Awka.

Interested composers should submit their entry (words and score) to:
General Secretary, Church of Nigeria, Episcopal House 24 Douala Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja; or by email: episcopalhouseabuja@gmail.com.

The deadline for entries is 15 July 2016.