Jess Griffin, of the Chandos Chamber Choir, relays the group's first impressions after meeting Laura Snowden on our Adopt a Composer project.
The Chandos Chamber Choir were thrilled to be selected for the Adopt a Composer scheme this year. A couple of choir members met Laura and mentor Jenni Pinnock for the first time at the Adopt a Composer launch in September. However, our rehearsal on 6 November was the first chance for Laura to meet the rest of the choir.
Laura enchanted us by playing one of her guitar compositions.
Composer James Banner offers in depth reflections on collaboration as he meets with Two Rivers Concert Band for the Adopt a Composer project.
My previous experience doing music workshops has been with young people in schools or ensembles of young musicians. With these young people I have always found minds to be incredibly open to new ideas, receptive and responsive; the smallest (non-musical) stimuli can result in the most amazing interactions and results, opening my own mind and reminding me what it’s like to have an imagination.
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The London Handel Festival returns 27 March to 29 April 2019 with a host of fantastic events.
Players of the Stoneleigh Youth Training and Main Orchestras reflect on getting to know Ben See's music for Adopt a Composer as they rehearse the real thing in preparation for December's concert.
Words by two sisters, one in each orchestra:
In the first of four blog posts, composer Robert Laidlow discusses the rapid development of musical thoughts and directions for the AaC project with Southampton Concert Wind Band.
Corporate member Club Europe tells us why touring with your group is worthwhile.
Going away on tour isn’t part of every choir’s calendar, but for the Abermore Singers from Shropshire it is now, following their first, very successful music tour to Prague this Summer.
“Prague was excellent in all respects,” says Abermore’s music leader Alistair Auld.
Welcome to our new corporate supporter! Singing resource provider Melofonetica, explains what they do.
Melofonetica provides training and resources to help singers achieve clear, correct and expressive sung Italian (and Latin) in opera and classical music. We also provide coaching and consultancy to help other music professionals – including vocal coaches, accompanists and conductors – develop skills, confidence and expertise in Italian repertoire.
Who'd have thought Adopt a Composer projects would end up marketed on Brighton buses? Lindsay Stoner, of the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra offers some insight.