Choral Inspirations

For our Choral Inspirations project we commissioned six composers to each write a work inspired by a ‘choral classic’. The composers are Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Russell Hepplewhite, Joanna Marsh, James McCarthy, Will Todd and Janet Wheeler.

The new commissions, inspired by the music of Rachmaninov, Brahms, Rheinberger, Tallis, Bruckner and Stanford, have all been written at a suitable level for amateur choirs, without being simplistic. As well as introducing six fantastic new works into the choral repertoire, our aim is to encourage amateur choirs to have the confidence to sing contemporary music, and the pieces that inspired them, through a series of workshops and side-by-side performances supported by our highly accomplished professional singers.

Watch all 12 videos in our YouTube playlist.

To register your interest in a workshop or collaboration with your own choir, please contact our administrator Liz Chapman.

This project was funded by the generosity and support of Arts Council England, the RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation, individual sponsors for each commission, and friends and supporters through a crowdfunding campaign.

 

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