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We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the
2019 Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Competition!

The winning song will be arranged for chorus and band by award-winning conductor, arranger, and songwriter Chris Eastburn. The song will then be performed by the Family Folk Chorale at our spring concert 'Reason to Believe' celebrating the music of Bruce Springsteen on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Click Here for more information about our spring concert and to buy tickets.

First Place: Susan Kane, "Ring the Bells"
Second Place: Clint Alphin, "Plowshares"
Third Place: Michael Rutberg, "Gardens in the Rain"

Honorable Mention:
Rupert Wates, "After the Rains"
Mike Ryan, "These Two Hands"
Heather Pierson, "With This Life"

Chris Eastburn, Family Folk Chorale Artistic Director, noted: “The large field of songs that came in this year from across the country, ranging from professional musician/songwriters to inspired amateurs, was truly impressive. Congratulations to everyone - putting songs into the world is an act of heart, courage and creativity and we greatly valued hearing each of your contributions. Thank you for submitting your songs to the FFC Songwriting Competition and we hope you will consider entering again next year. In the meantime, best wishes with your creative endeavors.”

We heard a wonderful collection of songs from songwriters across the country – 14 states in all. Thank you to all of the talented songwriters who participated in the 2019 Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Competition!

Family Folk Chorale is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2019!
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