Adopt a Composer 2014, Mark Carroll reflects on his journey
Ever wondered how your group could get to perform on that lovely restored bandstand in your local park? Here’s Paul Rabbitts of Pavilions for Music to tell you how.
Hello everyone - I am Angela Slater one of the Adopted Composers for this years Adopt Composer Scheme 2015-2016. It was a few weeks ago now that I found out which ensemble I was going to paired with for the year. It was an exciting day and I was glad it had finally come round after months of excitingly knowing I was on the scheme but not what the year would have in store for me - I really didn’t know what to expect!
Launched in 2014, One Day One Choir is an exciting choral initiative aiming to promote peace and unity through singing together. On 21 September (International Day of Peace) choirs around the globe are invited to hold an event and sing on the theme of peace.
It’s not well paid and no one needs to see Carmen four times in a summer, but something keeps them coming back.
As a newcomer to Strathaven (I’ve lived here for only thirty two of my years) I’ve never failed to be impressed by the effort and creativity the townsfolk apply to the annual Gala week, and in particular to their contributions to the Gala Parade which always takes place on the second Saturday in June.
'To think it’s only been seven days' muses a handsome, yet disheveled, man on a 1971 public information film having exited what looks like a bunker.
Our new model contract for working with a Music Director (MD) is now available, having previously been withdrawn for review. Following work with the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the Association of British Choral directors (abcd) the new version is a more robust and practical document that will help to establish a good working relationship between your group and your MD.
Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme started in 2000, and since then there have been around ninety pairings. First performed in May this year, Hive Minds, a collaboration between composer Seán Doherty and the Kensington Symphony Orchestra, was one of the most recent.