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2014 competition winners

2014 competition winners - Credit: Archant

Local musicians are invited to take part in a competition, now in its fourth year and run by the St Albans Cathedral Music Trust.

The St Albans Young Musicians’ Competition is a celebration of local musical talent and gives budding school-age musicians an opportunity to perform in the Cathedral’s Nave, the longest in Britain.

To enter, students or teachers are invited to upload a short sound file to by February 13.

Entry is free and students can enter the competition under a number of categories, including vocal ensemble, strings, bass, wind and soloist. Every genre of music is welcome and past entries have ranged from Pharrell Williams’ Happy to Schubert’s Romanze.

Entrants will be shortlisted and successful musicians invited to take part in the finals competition which takes place in the Nave on Sunday, March 8.

The competition gives students a unique performance opportunity along with the chance to win £100.

Last year’s competition attracted over 200 students from the St Albans area and this year’s contest will follow the same format with primary school categories performing during the first half of the afternoon followed by the secondary school sections.

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To find our more contact the St Albans Cathedral Music Trust on 01727 890213 or visit