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xmas factor 2013

6 December

Composers and lyricists created brand new Xmas confections to ring the festive season in style. The finalists performed on the night the audience voted for the winner of the 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 presented a special one-off Christmas song writing competition ! Young composers and lyricists created brand new Xmas confections to ring the festive season in with style. A judging panel of Xmas celebrities judged the entries and the audience voted for a winner of the Xmas Factor. In amongst the competition songs we will scheduled a few additional Christmas favourites for everyone to sing along to.

FINALISTS

***AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER***

  • CHRISTMAS SWAPPING

    Lyrics: Mary Evans

    Music: Luke Bateman

     

  • ***IRIS PANEL AWARD WINNER***

    SNOW GOOSE SONG

    Music & Lyrics: Ben Heneghan

  • ***AUDIENCE AWARD RUNNER-UP***

       JOSEPH’S LULLABY

    Music & Lyrics: S E Hooks

  • ***AUDIENCE AWARD RUNNER-UP***

    CHRISTMAS IN NO MAN’S LAND

    Music & Lyrics: David Hewson

  • CHRISTMAS AT MY MUM’S HOUSE

    Lyrics: Kate Ingber

    Music: Yuval Havkin

  • MAYBE WE’LL HAVE A LITTLE CHRISTMAS

    Lyrics: Timothy Knapman

    Music: Laurence Mark Wythe

  • CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU (BY MY SIDE)

    Lyrics & Music: Leo Elso

  • A CHRISTMAS CAUTION

    Music and Lyrics by Joseph Finlay and Raphael Smith

  • ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

    Music & Lyrics Christopher Hamilton

  • ALL THE ANGEL SANG

    Music & Lyrics by Joanna Karselis

  • WHERE SHE’LL REST

    Music & Lyrics by Nicola Jane Buttigieg

  • CHRISTMAS TIME (PUT YOUR TROUBLES AT BAY)

    Music and Lyrics by Freya Smith and Jack Williams