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”

New Structures in Composition 16/09/17: photos and programme

Thanks to everyone who made our recent New Structures in Composition concert such a success; composers, performers and not least the audience of 60 who were crammed into Fitzwilliam College Chapel on a very wet Saturday in September. Some photos from the event are below, and a pdf of the programme can be downloaded here.Continue reading “New Structures in Composition 16/09/17: photos and programme”

New Structures in Composition concert, 16 Sept 2017

We can now announce details of our next concert: New Structures in Composition, 5pm Saturday 16 September 2017 at Fitzwilliam College Chapel, Fitzwilliam College, Storeys Way, Cambridge CB3 0DG. Admission free. With the decline in popularity of traditional compositional structures such as sonata form, it is interesting to explore fields beyond music for new structuralContinue reading “New Structures in Composition concert, 16 Sept 2017”

The Pale Enchanted Gold, 17 June 2017: recital programme announced

This June’s CNM summer afternoon recital by Tim Torry (baritone), Charles Hine (clarinet) and Alan Bullard (piano) will take place at 3pm on 17 June at Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh St, Colchester CO1 1TT; entry free, retiring collection. The programme is based around three key works: Tim Torry’s setting of JRR Tolkein’s ‘The Pale EnchantedContinue reading “The Pale Enchanted Gold, 17 June 2017: recital programme announced”

Celebrating women composers

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, joinedContinue reading “Celebrating women composers”