For our Choral Inspirations project we commissioned six composers to each write a work inspired by a ‘choral classic’. The composers are Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Russell Hepplewhite, Joanna Marsh, James McCarthy, Will Todd and Janet Wheeler.
The new commissions, inspired by the music of Rachmaninov, Brahms, Rheinberger, Tallis, Bruckner and Stanford, have all been written at a suitable level for amateur choirs, without being simplistic. As well as introducing six fantastic new works into the choral repertoire, our aim is to encourage amateur choirs to have the confidence to sing contemporary music, and the pieces that inspired them, through a series of workshops and side-by-side performances supported by our highly accomplished professional singers.
Watch all 12 videos in our YouTube playlist.
To register your interest in hosting a workshop or collaboration with your own choir, please contact our administrator Liz Chapman.
This project was funded by the generosity and support of Arts Council England, the RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation, individual sponsors for each commission, and friends and supporters through a crowdfunding campaign.
More SING! projects
For the second volume of our Choral Inspirations project we commissioned six more composers to each write a work inspired by a ‘choral classic’. The composers are Rebecca Dale, Michael Higgins, Cecilia McDowall, Oliver Tarney, Gareth Treseder and Errollyn Wallen.
Our projects have given hundreds of amateur singers the opportunity to explore great choral masterpieces whilst receiving expert tuition, before performing alongside us in concert.
A workshop exploring how the music we present is related to buildings around the world in which it was originally performed.