adopt a composer

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

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