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Posted on 31 January 2018
Anna Appleby's new composition with the Merchant Sinfonia evokes images of wind, machinery, hillsides and a train journey. Once again, I am on...
Posted on 29 January 2018
What a fantastic opportunity this is! I have been following Adopt a Composer over the years and seen it celebrate, season after season, the breadth...
Posted on 25 January 2018
Matching seven leisure-time music groups with emerging early-career composers for a collaboration could result in all sorts of complications. But...
Posted on 17 January 2018
We're delighted to announce that the 2016/17 Adopt a Composer premières will be broadcast each night this week on BBC Radio 3.  What time...
Posted on 15 January 2018
It’s the New Year and choirs everywhere are capitalising on New Year’s resolutions and inviting new members to join them. Many of these...
Posted on 11 January 2018
I’ve been ‘adopted’! A strange concept for me to get my head around both personally and professionally, however, the guys at...
Posted on 4 January 2018
Thursday 4 January 2018 at 7:45pm, Bellfolk Handbell Ringers met at Honingham Village Hall in Norfolk. Peter Yarde Martin (composer) and Jenni...
Posted on 2 January 2018
Since meeting our composer Esmeralda at the Adopt a Composer launch in September, I've found it to be a complete joy getting to know her. We are...
Posted on 5 December 2017
Composer Edmund Hunt looks back on his first rehearsals with Newcastle-based choir The Singers for the Adopt a Composer project.  My first...
Posted on 28 November 2017
What a great evening we had when Peter Yarde Martin (composer) and Jenni Pinnock (mentor) ventured to Honingham for a Thursday evening practice...
Posted on 14 November 2017
I am on the train from Glasgow to Manchester, on my way back from my first meeting with Merchant Sinfonia for the Adopt a Composer project. The hills...
Posted on 14 November 2017
I've rounded off the past year with an absolute treat of a concert with KEMS Concert Band. We've experimented with new instrumental effects...

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