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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...
Posted on 13 November 2017
Tuesday 7 November saw the much-anticipated first meeting with our Adopt a Composer Gaynor Barradell. I, for one, had been looking forward to it...
Posted on 18 October 2017
A fantastic start to the project so far. After a great day in London for the big announcement of the pairings, we have set to work getting to know...
Posted on 2 October 2017
It's been hard keeping our successful application to Adopt a Composer a secret since we got the great news on 16 August… And at last we...
Posted on 2 October 2017
I first heard about ‘Adopt A Composer’ as an anxious teenager who had absolutely no idea how to realise my ambitions; the name fell into...
Posted on 30 September 2017
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 18 September 2017
KEMS Concert Band is now back from its summer break (complete with tour to Belgium), and rehearsals for our premiere on 15 October are in full swing...