Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies

On Saturday 11th May, several CNM members will have their music premiered by harpischordist Sara Stowe at her Music of Starrs and Skies concert. Premieres of music by Philip Joy, Peter Thorne, Laurence Glazier and Jenni Pinnock will be performed alongside a varied programme of music including other newly commissioned works. The concert will beContinue reading “Upcoming concert: Music of Starrs and Skies”

Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music

Piano Project 2018 is the third Piano Project event run by Dylan Christopher and Colchester New Music. For each event, composers have been invited to submit scores for aspirant pianists – between the levels of grade 1 and grade 5, and no longer than 5 minutes in length – to be considered for the project.Continue reading “Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music”

Piano Project 2018 – Details announced

Colchester New Music’s Piano Project 2018 concert in association with EPTA Essex will be at 3pm on Saturday 9th June at Christchurch United Reform Church, Chelmsford, CM2 0AW. Teachers and students will be performing new music for aspirant pianists selected from Colchester New Music’s call for scores at the end of 2017. For details ofContinue reading “Piano Project 2018 – Details announced”

Three pieces by Mark Bellis selected for LFCCM 2018

Three works by CNM member Mark Bellis will be performed at the 2018 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. Hymn: Saints of God – Mark Bellis Sunday 13 May, 10am: Choral Eucharist at St Pancras Parish Church, London NW1 2BA Introit: In faith I quiet wait – Mark Bellis Sunday 13 May, 6pm: Choral EvensongContinue reading “Three pieces by Mark Bellis selected for LFCCM 2018”

Writing for everyone

This article is the second of two from Dylan Christopher, Colchester based pianist and composer who is running the Piano Project 2018 project in association with Colchester New Music. Read Dylan’s first article – Playing the new stuff! – here. __ When music is written for virtuoso performers, there are generally no limits.  Anything canContinue reading “Writing for everyone”