Works by CNM members Jenni Pinnock, Mark Bellis and Francis Knights will be performed at the 2017 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, having been selected from the very competitive call for scores. This is now the fourth successive year in which CNM members’ works have appeared at the LFCCM. Performances for 2017 are:
Circular Musings (organ voluntary) – Jenni Pinnock
Sun 7 May: 10:00 Choral Eucharist, St Pancras Church, London NW1 2BA
St Pancras Toccata (organ voluntary) – Mark Bellis
Sun 14 May: 10:00 Choral Eucharist, St Pancras Church, London NW1 2BA
Almighty and Everlasting God (Introit) – Francis Knights
Sun 14 May: 18:00 Choral Evensong, St Pancras Church, London NW1 2BA
For the full festival brochure listing LFCCM events in London and beyond, see www.lfccm.com.
CNM member Jenni Pinnock and writer Graham Palmer have been awarded Arts Council funding to develop a new song cycle inspired by the “lost tales and characters of the borderlands of North Hertfordshire … the project will use music to explore the way ordinary people react in extraordinary circumstances“. A series of educational workshops will feed into the final performance in 2018. Further information can be found at http://cracked-voices.co.uk .
A set of Responses by CNM member Mark Bellis will be performed at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2016, as part of the 6pm Evensong on Sunday 8th May at St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road London NW1 2BA. For full details of the service see the event page on the LFCCM website.
On 12th March 2016, works by CNM members Julia Usher and Jenni Pinnock will feature in a concert celebrating women composers, also including pieces by Judith Weir, Charlotte Bray, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Anna Boyd, Amy Beach, Clara Shumann and others. Soprano Corrina Dolso will be performing along with her new Equinox Voices pop-up choir, joined by Guest Soprano Naomi Scott de Moncloa and pianist Thérèse Miller, at Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester CO1 1TT. The concert runs from 3-4pm; tickets (£5 or free for students) will be available on the door, or can be reserved by e-mailing email@example.com. Download the pdf concert poster here.
The choir is seeking competent sopranos and altos to take part in the concert; rehearsals will take place in February/March in Colchester. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The second CD of music by CNM member Alan Bullard has been released by Regent. It contains his Christmas cantata O Come, Emmanuel and ten of his carols, performed by the chapel choir of Selwyn College Cambridge, directed by Sarah MacDonald. Full details here.