‘Come and Sing’ workshop – ‘Peace, Hope and Joy’

Yesterday I delivered my very first Come and Sing workshop and I loved it! 34 singers from across the North East joined me in Hexham’s West End Methodist Church for an afternoon of singing. The group were so impressive, they managed to learn all 6 songs I had planned for them either side of a tea break! We started the session with a brand new round I composed specially for the occasion titled ‘18th February 2023‘, then we went on to sing a selection of songs I have been commissioned to write for other occasions in the calendar year. Thanks to all who came along…keep a look out for my next workshop which will take place in the Summer.

‘Northumberland’ premiere

Thank you and congratulations to Kathryn Davidson and Tynedale Community Choir for a wonderful first performance of my newly commissioned piece ‘Northumberland’ last night at your 20th Birthday Concert at the Queens Hall Arts in Hexham. The song for unaccompanied SATB choir was based on the poem by W. W. Gibson…Hexham’s very own poet! The score will be available here for other choirs to enjoy very soon…