I am very happy to be able to share that I have won first prize in the Komos Choral Competition! I entered my work ‘Nothing and Everything’ for TTBB choir in the 6th Komos International Choral Competition because it related to LGBTQI themes (and was written originally for the LGMC in a project called shame chorus curated by Jordan McKenzie). The score for this work will be published by the Publishing House AltrEdizioni and will be performed by Komos – Bologna’s Gay Men’s Choir in the future.
The SWGMC are performing a piece, ‘Nothing and Everything’, I wrote as part of the ‘Shame Chorus’ a couple of years ago. I went to their rehearsal last week and they are sounding great so make sure you book your tickets soon!
I was very privileged to hear the London Gay Men’s Chorus perform my piece ‘Nothing and Everything’ last night at the Cadogan Hall, London. It was a lovely concert programme with lots of successful arrangements, making for a very varied programme indeed. The choir performed the piece very emotionally and I would like to thank all involved for choosing the piece and working on it so well! Best of luck for tonight’s performance!
My piece for Jordan Mckenzie’s ‘Shame Chorus’ titled ‘Nothing and Everything’ is going to be shown at the B Side Festival on the 10 &11th September and then at the Irish Centre in Camden on the 8th October. Here is the link for B Side: http://b-side.org.uk – check out what’s going on!
I am delighted to announce that my song ‘Nothing and Everything’ will be performed in a new SATB arrangement by the European Queer Choir this year. They are travelling to Denver Festival in Colorado, USA to participate in GALA Choruses from the 2nd-6th July 2016. I have been talking with their Musical Director Aneesa Chaudry, who says she is looking forward to working with the choir on the piece. The event in July is expected to see over 6000 singers participate, so in preparation for this there is also a free preview concert on Sunday 24th April in the Blue Room, Spirit Level at the Southbank Centre in London (I’ve linked the Eventbrite page for this event here). My song was originally written for TTBB performance in Jordan Mckenzie’s ‘Shame Chorus‘ in October last year. I will post more information about the performances as they unfold.
I have just added a recording of the work to my soundcloud page, which is available here:
I am looking forward to the premiere of my new piece ‘Nothing and Everything’ as part of the ‘Shame Chrous’ this month. It will be great to hear the other composers’ pieces too. The brief was very unique. We were asked to read anonymous interview transcripts and write a piece based around the material brought up in the interviews. I have never written a piece in this way before, and I think that it will make for a very diverse and moving concert.