Garnish Music Production School in London

Christmas song writing competition from Iris Theatre

Iris Theatre’s Workin Process team are pleased to announce our

exciting new song writing competition and concert: Workin Process

presents Xmas Factor!



In March 2011 Iris Theatre launched its new writing strand with a

night of new musical theatre hosted by actress Natalie Casey. In 2012,

this was followed by the super successful Blind Date, where composers

and lyricists were matched up to create songs for a special concert

for Valentine’s Day.


For 2013, we launch our Christmas song writing competition!

We are now looking for songwriters to take part in Workin Process

presents Xmas Factor. This time round songwriters will create a new

Christmas song for a special concert at St Paul’s, Covent Garden

during the festive season.


The rules

The song must be completely new (ideally be character driven with some

narrative element) and must be Christmas themed.

We are interested in hearing from all types of song writers; both

experienced and those just starting out.


The competition

A short list of songs will be selected from the entrants to be

performed and judged by the audience with a special prize for the best

song on the night.


The dates

Submission deadline – Friday 15 November at 6pm

Successful entrants will be notified by Wednesday 20 November.

Performance date – Friday 6 December at 7.30pm



If you are up for this exciting challenge, please submit the


1) Send us a CV and biog and tell us a bit about yourself:

2) Provide a demo (don’t worry about quality) and sheet music for

your Christmas song.

3) Specify whether (if selected for the concert) you would like to

provide your own performer/s or whether you would like Iris Theatre to

cast your song for you (this will not prejudice your application).


Email all submissions to [email protected]m


All the details of the competition and further information about Iris

Theatre can be found here…





Best wishes


Laura, Tara & Dan

Iris Theatre