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  • 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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    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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    Simultaneous Christingles
    On Thursday December 19th December 2019 Swansfield Park Primary School of Alnwick and St. Michael’s Primary School in Felton both included “Tiny, Flickering Flame” in their Christingle Services. Cheryl accompanied the latter, having been into the school on the previous Tuesday to teach each class the song. They’re old hats at the song in Alnwick, […]
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  • Gathering round Eliza at Lanercost Priory

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    Lullaby At Lanercost
    This year I composed what I and many others consider to be one of my best pieces: Lullaby of Silences. I set out to wrote something emotional, yet quick to learn, and site-specific to the Bridge Singers’ concert at Lanercost Priory in Cumbria. It fitted all those criteria and has been performed successfully four times […]
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    Edinburgh Fringe Adverts
    Rock Festival Choir went to the Edinburgh Fringe again in 2019 and Cheryl was asked to create some teensy promotional videos by our tour manager Peter Biggars and Musical Director Peter Brown. Here they all are packaged up in one delightful composite video! Rock Festival Choir Edinburgh Fringe Adverts!
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  • NZCF big sing story

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    NZCF Adjudicator
    In May, I was asked to be the Adjudicator for the New Zealand Choral Federation’s (NZCF) Big Sing Composition Competition. This involved making remarks and helpful suggestions to about 15 NZ high school students about the choral entries and picking a winner – all of this in quite a short space of time, but very […]
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  • Ascension Day lighting with The Bridge Singers!

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    Ascension Day Arrangements
    The Bridge Singers were invited to perform in the Ascension Day Service at Brinkburn Priory on 30th May 2019 by the parish of St. Michael’s Felton and St. Mary’s Longframlington. The churches requested a Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and something for communion. The choir performed the Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Missa Luba as well […]
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    January 2020 – Start With A Leap
    January 2020 start with a leap and ends with Robert Burns – this is fixed already. For the in between bits, stay tuned!
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    December 2019: Musical Advent Calendar
    An update on composing and performing news each day as usual, but this time accompanied by one of my festive songs or arrangements.
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    Twelve of The Best: Summary
    Twelve of my best songs in each of several categories. Best because they’re popular, my favourites, most performed, most listened to.
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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs for Mixed Voices
    Twelve songs from what is a huge category of my choral music: I’ve gone with the most successful so far – songs that have been performed multiple times by multiple choirs or songs that have received the most positive feedback from singers and listeners.
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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs For High Voices
    There are so many more than twelve quality songs for high voices in my catalogue of choral pieces, that this has been the hardest of all these “Twelve Of The Best” lists to select, but I have picked out the most popular in terms of performances and listeners.
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