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 .
Francis Knights and Dulcis Venti, Headgate Theatre, June 2016
We have just released recordings of some of the pieces from the recorder quartet with harpsichord call: visit this page to listen. Composers represented are Stephen Watkins, Ruth Gramann, Ron Hannah, Toby Roundell, Peter Thorne, Jong S. Kim, Olivia Kersey, Ivan Moody and Jenni Pinnock.
Dylan Christopher’s studio recordings of all solo pieces from the 2015 Piano Project are now available via this link, including works by Abraham Espinosa, Elspeth Manders, Ian Mitchell, Emily Dolittle, Chris Lamb, Henry Law, Tim Torry, Jenni Pinnock, Doug Thomas, Peter Thorne, Gary Randall, Yvonne Eccles, Gareth Price and Lucy Wickers. We hope to add recordings of the duets later in the year.
Since CNM now has several members who write church music, we have compiled a set of sample copies to showcase members’ work. The portfolio includes:
Mark Bellis – Anthem: My lips shall speak of thy praise (SATB+organ)
Alexander Blustin – Carol-anthem: Journey carol (SATB+organ)
Alan Bullard – Eastertide anthem: He is Risen (SATB+organ/piano)
Jenni Pinnock – Organ voluntary: Circular musings (organ solo)
Peter Thorne – Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (SATB+organ)
Tim Torry – Anthem: O Lord who hast taught us (SATB subdivided)
It is being distributed to Directors of Music in East Anglia. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org