The Dutch soprano Gré Brouwenstijn died in Amsterdam on 14 December
1999, aged 84. The pride of Dutch music lovers, Brouwenstijn made her international
début at London's Covent Garden in Aida conducted by Barbirolli.
She made few recordings, and her last performance was as Leonore in Fidelio
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Gregynog Composers Award
Composers of any age or nationality are invited to submit unpublished
works to be considered for a substantial award - the Gregynog Composers
Award of Wales 2000. Works should be for SATB choir (24-30 voices) with
piano accompaniment, 9-12 minutes in length, making use of a sacred text
and suitable for amateur performance. Composers may include a section for
The award, to be made at the 2000 Gregynog Festival, 18-25 June 2000,
consists of a performance by Cantorion J S Davies Singers at the Festival,
a period of residency at Gregynog, 1,000 pounds sterling and commemorative
crystalware. An additional special award, the Gregynog Young Composers Award,
will be made for the best work submitted by a composer under 26 years of
age, not winning the main award.
Application forms are available from the Festival Office, Gregynog, Newtown,
Powys, SY16 3PW, Wales, UK. Phone: +44 (0)1686 650224. The deadline for
submissions is 6 March 2000.
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