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Ringing in the New Year

The moment of truth arrives as composer Peter Yarde Martin tests out his new composition with the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers for t

A new musical family

I’ve been ‘adopted’!

What's the score?

Thursday 4 January 2018 at 7:45pm, Bellfolk Handbell Ringers met at Honingham Village Hall in Norfolk.

Nothing to fret about

Since meeting our composer Esmeralda at the Adopt a Composer launch in September, I've found it to be a complete joy getting to k

A homecoming in Newcastle

Composer Edmund Hunt looks back on his first rehearsals with Newcastle-based choir The Singers for the Adopt a Composer project. 

First Encounters of a handbell kind

What a great evening we had when Peter Yarde Martin (composer) and Jenni Pinnock (mentor) ventured to Honingham for a Thursday ev

Gaining momentum in Scotland

I am on the train from Glasgow to Manchester, on my way back from my first meeting with Merchant Sinfonia for the Adopt a Compose

Our first rehearsal with Gaynor

Tuesday 7 November saw the much-anticipated first meeting with our Adopt a Composer Gaynor Barradell.

'A little bit of a Blind Date electricity' - Adopt a Composer blog

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 l