New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019

Four works by CNM composers were included in a performance of old and new music for early instruments at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium on 15 Oct 2019 as part of Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas. Works for recorder quartet with harpsichord by Jenni Pinnock, Peter Thorne and Stephen Watkins were performed by the Maestral Ensemble withContinue reading “New music for early instruments at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019”

‘Donata’ by Philip Joy premiered by Essex Chamber Orchestra

New work, ‘Donata’ by CNM member Philip Joy is to be given its premiere performance by the Essex Chamber Orchestra (ECHO) in their 40th Anniversary Season. The concert is to be held on Sunday 9 September, at 7 pm at Anglo-European School, Willow Green, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0DJ For more information, visit http://www.essexchamberorchestra.co.uk.

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”

Honorary Doctorate for Julia Usher

We are delighted to announce that CNM’s Project Director Julia Usher has been awarded an Honorary PhD by the University of Essex, in recognition of her services to music in the county and beyond. Below is the full text of the oration given at the ceremony by Phil Toms (Head of Schools: Digital Media, MusicContinue reading “Honorary Doctorate for Julia Usher”

Jenni Pinnock appointed mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme

CNM member Jenni Pinnock has been appointed as a composer mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme, which pairs composers with amateur ensembles around the UK. Jenni has previously been a participant in Adopt a Composer, producing a commission for Dorset’s Quangle Wangle choir. Jenni says: “Being part of Adopt a Composer in 2013-14Continue reading “Jenni Pinnock appointed mentor for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme”