adopt a composer

Nature meets technology in Adopt a Composer composition

Anna Appleby's new composition with the Merchant Sinfonia evokes images of wind, machinery, hillsides and a train journey.

A perfect match

What a fantastic opportunity this is!

You're not alone

Matching seven leisure-time music groups with emerging early-career composers for a collaboration could result in all sorts of co

Don't miss the Adopt a Composer broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 this week

We're delighted to announce that the 2016/17 Adopt a Composer premières will be broadcast each night this week on BBC Radio 3. 

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