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.
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
We were delighted that Rosie could join us so soon for an orientation visit at the end of September.
So I have recently been selected as the Adopt a Composer Scottish Pairing for 2016-17, working with the Strathendrick Singers on
They say that Scotland’s a small country, and the adage was – perhaps – proved true at the launch of the Adopt a Composer Scheme
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
During the Autumn of 1936, Oswald Moseley led the British Union of Fascists on a march through the streets of East London, in wha
It always surprises me how quickly a piece can become external to its composer. What had before been an ongoing process, an open
Each year our Adopt a Composer scheme sets amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles up with composers for a year to produce a new
It’s been great to get to know the orchestra personally, and have time to try out several drafts and sections of the piece before finalising them;