adopt a composer

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

Continuing after Continuum

Now that the dust has settled on our Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert – and the world premiere of ‘Continuum’, by Shona Mackay – it

Aliens whispering in Macclesfield

In September of last year I found that I was to be paired up with the KEMS Concert Band as part of the 2016-17 'Adopt A Composer'

Whistling martians

Fresh off our society’s 60th Jubilee concert at The Royal Northern College of Music, our return from Easter break brought us an unexpe