Your musical composition could be played at WYD, so send it on in!


Madrid, November 22, 2010- Now’s your chance! Following the release of the official World Youth Day Hymn, we are looking for young people like yourself to participate in the musical contributions to World Youth Day.
World Youth Day will be holding a contest to select several songs to be played during the celebrations in Madrid in August 2011.

The WYD Madrid Hymn was released on November 8th, on the eve of the feast of Madrid’s patron, Our Lady in her title of “La Virgen de la Almudena.” According to where and when it is to be used, the Hymn has various versions: a liturgical, a festive, and a more recreational and youthful one. Both lyrics and music have been chosen with the purpose of inviting young people to prayer, to reflect upon the WYD theme, and to celebrate this event. In the words of Bishop Cesar Franco, “The WYD Hymn is a song to Christ. It couldn’t be any other way. From the beginning of Christianity the Church has sung of Christ as the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary. The young people that participate in WYD follow Christ, they love Him, and they sing joyfully to Him.”

Contest rules will be published in the coming weeks. The lyrics submitted should revolve around the theme of World Youth Day: “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith.” The Pope’s message for World Youth Day in Madrid explains the theme in a very clear way that could be a source of inspiration for the WYD song composers.

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