Chorale invites young poets to submit entries

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To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Farmington Valley Chorale has commissioned a new musical composition by Ellen Gilson Voth. For lyrics, the composer hopes to incorporate an original poem by a local teen with poetry of Connecticut’s past Poet Laureate Rennie McQuilken.

The chorale invites poetry lovers between ages 12 and 19 to submit an original poem, in any style, for this competition. Suggested themes and contest rules are posted at 

Prizes include Amazon gift cards and tickets to the premiere performance in Simsbury on May 9. Submissions by email to must be received no later than Oct. 1.