adopt a composer

The end of my Adopt a Composer Journey

It has been a long and rewarding project with the Lincoln Ukulele Band as part of the 2015-16 Adopt a Composer scheme.

The performance is upon us!

The performance of my piece ‘Ukulele Fantasy’ by The Lincoln Ukulele Band is fast approaching.

Finding the Music

The Horsham Symphony Orchestra has had a fairly leisurely start to the Adopt a Composer project.

Wonderful sounds and humorous moments

Our adopted composer, Chris Schlechte-Bond, had already been up to Macclesfield to meet the band.  On that occasion he brought his alto saxophone a

Revealing the Hoard

It has been over a year since I first met the Thame Chamber Choir to discuss a new work as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme.

Glissandos, teas and coffees

Visiting the choir a couple of times I was great to be able to build a rapport with the members, listen to them sing and understa

Venue visiting and staggered singing

We were delighted that Rosie could join us so soon for an orientation visit at the end of September.

'Ha', as in 'happy'

So I have recently been selected as the Adopt a Composer Scottish Pairing for 2016-17, working with the Strathendrick Singers on

I thought to myself "Here’s the composer for us"

They say that Scotland’s a small country, and the adage was – perhaps – proved true at the launch of the Adopt a Composer Scheme

Thrown in at the deep end!

When I found out that I had been paired with the Glasgow School of Art Choir I was really excited by the many prospects and possibilities that the