As the culmination of the 2013 choral composers' project in partnership with Choir & Organ magazine, the BBC Singers present concert performances of all four pieces developed as part of the project, plus two new organ works - played by James McVinnie .
In a whole day devoted to new choral music, the morning session will consist of a workshop on writing for choirs: conductor Matthew Hamilton and composer Gabriel Jackson will give helpful tips and techniques on notation, score-layout, vocal ranges, text-setting and choral techniques, while the BBC Singers themselves will contribute their unrivalled practical experience and expertise - an unmissable opportunity to learn about effective choral writing from some of the most experienced practitioners in the field.
In the afternoon, the BBC Singers' concert rehearsal will be an open session. The afternoon concludes with a short concert of the new choral and organ works, including the world premiere of Anthony Fort's Firewalk for organ and the London premiere of David Loxley-Blount's Sonus Repercussus .
Schedule (subject to change)
11.00am-1.30pm Composers’ Workshop: Writing for Choirs
2.30pm-3.30pm Open rehearsal
4.00pm-5.00pm Choir and Organ Showcase