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Posted on 1 November 2016
It has been over a year since I first met the Thame Chamber Choir to discuss a new work as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme. Their first concert I...
Posted on 1 November 2016
Visiting the choir a couple of times I was great to be able to build a rapport with the members, listen to them sing and understand and get to know...
Posted on 12 October 2016
We were delighted that Rosie could join us so soon for an orientation visit at the end of September. In a full programme we visited three possible...
Posted on 11 October 2016
So I have recently been selected as the Adopt a Composer Scottish Pairing for 2016-17, working with the Strathendrick Singers on creating a new work...
Posted on 11 October 2016
They say that Scotland’s a small country, and the adage was – perhaps – proved true at the launch of the Adopt a Composer Scheme...
Posted on 6 October 2016
When I found out that I had been paired with the Glasgow School of Art Choir I was really excited by the many prospects and possibilities that the...
Posted on 6 October 2016
During the Autumn of 1936, Oswald Moseley led the British Union of Fascists on a march through the streets of East London, in what was seen by many...
Posted on 27 September 2016
It always surprises me how quickly a piece can become external to its composer.  What had before been an ongoing process, an open book, becomes...
Posted on 12 September 2016
Each year our Adopt a Composer scheme sets amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles up with composers for a year to produce a new piece together....
Posted on 1 August 2016
It’s been great to get to know the orchestra personally, and have time to try out several drafts and sections of the piece before finalising...
Posted on 7 June 2016
On Saturday April 16 Journeys was given its premiere performance by CYCO (Chiltern Youth Chamber Orchestra) to a packed church in Chalfont St....
Posted on 7 June 2016
My Ukulele playing hasn't developed much since last time but I have learnt enough to help refine my piece and even join the band, even if only on...

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