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Composer Emily Crossland appointed as new Adopt a Composer mentor

We're delighted to announce that composer Emily Crossland, herself an Adopt a Composer alumna, will be joining our three current

Shaping the music

Anna’s first visit to the Merchant Sinfonia here in Glasgow was before Christmas.

Ringing in the New Year

The moment of truth arrives as composer Peter Yarde Martin tests out his new composition with the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers for t

A new musical family

I’ve been ‘adopted’!

What's the score?

Thursday 4 January 2018 at 7:45pm, Bellfolk Handbell Ringers met at Honingham Village Hall in Norfolk.

Nothing to fret about

Since meeting our composer Esmeralda at the Adopt a Composer launch in September, I've found it to be a complete joy getting to k

A homecoming in Newcastle

Composer Edmund Hunt looks back on his first rehearsals with Newcastle-based choir The Singers for the Adopt a Composer project. 

First Encounters of a handbell kind

What a great evening we had when Peter Yarde Martin (composer) and Jenni Pinnock (mentor) ventured to Honingham for a Thursday ev

Gaining momentum in Scotland

I am on the train from Glasgow to Manchester, on my way back from my first meeting with Merchant Sinfonia for the Adopt a Compose

Our first rehearsal with Gaynor

Tuesday 7 November saw the much-anticipated first meeting with our Adopt a Composer Gaynor Barradell.