• Cheryl

    Composing

    I’m a composer of music for choirs, schools and other ensembles. Writing for a range of abilities, my music is characterful and ear-tingling.

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    Workshops

    I run a variety of fun-filled, inspiring music workshops, often with primary school children, but also sometimes with grown-ups.

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    There are well over a hundred pieces of sheet music notation already composed, just waiting for you to sing or play. For schools, choirs and instruments.

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    You And Me Attached
    During June and July Cheryl was one of four artists employed by Wakefield Cathedral to deliver workshops for the Community Cohesion Days for Year 3 students from various Wakefield schools. Cheryl composed a song about making new friends especially for them and spent her workshop time in the crypt explaining and teaching the song ready […]
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    No Quiet Place
    At the beginning of June, Cheryl delivered some art-inspired composing workshops in a new venue: The Tetley in Leeds, as part of the gallery’s family workshops programme for the No Quiet Space exhibition. All the exhibits used sound in some way, and many had lights as well as other visual aspects. Cheryl chose to focus […]
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    New Geometric Soundscapes
    My schools’ workshops for Primary Schools at the Hepworth Wakefield, have usually been centred around the works of Barbara Hepworth herself in the maths-and-music-based “Geometric Soundscapes”. In May, some quick-thinking at lunchtime with fellow practitioner Rachel Howfield sent us both working in new places and with new art-works in order to give the Year 1 and 2 […]
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    The Laughing Trombonist
    There’s been a big exhibition of the photographs of Martin Parr at the Hepworth Wakefield this year and Cheryl went there to see which photos would inspire her next “Musical Sculptures” Workshops: “I went to the Hepworth to see Martin’s photos Thinking we’d croon on the rhubarb. Inspired by the tarts and the man with […]
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    Be An Agent For Change
    On May 13th Cheryl once again participated in one of fairandfunky’s Fairtrade Schools’ Conferences, this time at the beautiful Halifax Minster. Cheryl worked down in the undercroft where her groups composed music inspired by the stories of four contrasting Fairtrade items (a bunch of bananas, a colourful hat from Thailand, some roses from Kenya and a […]
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    December Fade-Ins
    December 9th A bit of Handel and a flourish of lights. Handel has been Composer of The Week on Radio 3 this week. Handel’s great. There are mince pies a-baking as I write. This is cheering too.   December 8th Traffic lights appeared outside today so I went out to nose around. Wore me out […]
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    November Fade-Ins
    November is officially the start of getting music ready for my choirs' festive concerts, so there'll be a lot of that on here this month. Hopefully I'll get time for other musical activities as well. Tune in here and see!
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    Song Stories – The Felton Sycamores
    The story of the song The Felton Sycamores in the form of a radio documentary, with notes and photos!
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    October Fade-Ins
    October will hopefully see me creating new music, new workshops, new arrangements and definitely new snippets of the autumnal composery life for you to see and hear. Catch it all here!
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    September Fade-Ins
    Following on from a glorious month of plentiful but quiet activity, things are set to hot up and speed up in September with choirs restarting and workshops already booked, so hang on tight to these daily composer snippets to keep up!
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