projects

Community Spirit

Adopt a Composer 2014, Michael Betteridge with the Cobweb Orchestra.

Adopt a Composer scheme

Applications are now closed for the 2017/18 Adopt a Composer project.

'Shame, Shame, He Dies for His Country'

As a newcomer to Strathaven (I’ve lived here for only thirty two of my years) I’ve never failed to be impressed by the effort and creativity the townsfolk apply to the annual Gala week, and in particular to their contributions to the Gala Parade which always takes place on the second Saturday in June.

Adopt a Composer

The composer has the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to première, while the group has the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work by some of the UK’s most promising composers. Pieces that are composed are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) and are usually written to work around your existing repertoire and schedule. 

Jubilate rehearsal - 6 weeks to go!

After a spring spent mostly researching, composing and tweaking arrangements, it is now just 6 weeks until the premiere of my song-cycle for the Jubilate Ladies Choir, so last night I ventured once more up to Pinner to visit a rehearsal and see how the ladies were getting on with the songs.