adopt a composer

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

Adopt a Composer pairing brings aliens to Macclesfield

I've rounded off the past year with an absolute treat of a concert with KEMS Concert Band.

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

'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