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'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

'You play anyway because the music is so good' - Adopt a Composer blog

I first heard about ‘Adopt A Composer’ as an anxious teenager who had absolutely no idea how to realise my ambitions; the name fe

Meet the 2017 Adopt a Composer pairings

Each year our Adopt a Composer scheme sets amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles up with composers for a year to produce a new

Otherworldly music from Adopt a Composer

KEMS Concert Band is now back from its summer break (complete with tour to Belgium), and rehearsals for our premiere on 15 Octobe

Apply to a scholarship for Sing for Pleasure's Young Conductors Programme

National choral charity Sing for Pleasure has announced that applications are open for scholarships for its 2017-18 Young Conduct

Composer Jenni Pinnock appointed as new Adopt a Composer mentor

We're delighted to announce that composer Jenni Pinnock, herself an Adopt a Composer alumna, will be joining our three current me

Losing control: a game of chance

Conducting; standing at the front waving your hands trying to control the music, without actually making any noise, is a strange

“It’s very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present…”

Following the busy weeks and months that led up to the premiere of my work Continuum by the Glasgow School of Art Choir,

Homo Sum-ming up

Since being paired with Croydon Bach Choir in September 2016, I have worked with the choir on numerous occasions, gradually feedi