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Posted on 15 November 2016
Corporate members Rayburn Tours outline 7 ways learning an instrument helps young people.
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 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 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 23 June 2016
Tuesday 21 June marked the 4th UK Music Day, part of a worldwide tradition of celebrating music making in all its forms. Across the country,...
Posted on 25 May 2016
Once a week rehearsal, once a term concert, once a year Christmas ‘special’... Do you ever feel that you need something exciting to liven...
Posted on 12 April 2016
This blog post has been a long time coming as it was put on pause while I have been finishing my PhD. Thankfully that is all handed in now and I feel...
Posted on 13 September 2015
Sunday afternoon, Chesham Bois near Amersham (Bucks) I met CYCO for the first time... As I approached the school where they rehearse I could hear a...