• 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.

  • Music Workshops

    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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    Scores

    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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    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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    August Fade-Ins
    It promises to be a quiet month with little in the way of workshops and commissions. However, September's already looking busy so there'll still be lots of composery things to do!
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    Song Stories: Magical Glass
    It's a song about glass: industry, art, usage, history, beauty. It's also a bit of a drinking song!
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    Song Stories: Alison’s K6 Telephone Box
    A rollicking, quirky song about red telephone boxes composed for Alison Rushby and The Bridge Singers of Northumberland for their "Bridges, Rivers And Other Village Friends" recital in May 2016.
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    Song Stories: You And Me Attached
    It's a song about making new friends, and all the activities we did as part of our Community Cohesion Days with Year 3 students at Wakefield Cathedral in 2016.
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