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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.

  • 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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    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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    Rimmer At 80
    One of Cheryl’s lecturers from Auckland University, John Rimmer, celebrated his 80th birthday this year and The Karlheinz Company, which specializes in contemporary music performance at the university, honoured him with a programme of his music and some by a few of his former students. Cheryl was asked to compose a short piece (up to […]
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    Cuthbert in Spring
    Cheryl’s anthem Aves Beati Cuthberti was the opening piece in Rock Festival Choir’s Spring Concert in 2019. It proved popular with a record audience, many of whom made a point of commenting on how dramatic a start it made to the concert, which also featured works by Gjeilo, Lauridsen, Chilcott and Whitacre. Here’s a clip […]
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    Christmas Bonus
    Christmas 2018 proved to be a bumper season for performances of my festive pieces: Alleluia! Into the Light, Hodie Christus Natus Est,Chantry Chapel Carol, Cantate Domino, The Lamb and Tiny, Flickering Flame were performed by the following choirs in the following places: Swansfield Park Primary School and Rock Festival Choir in Alnwick; The Bridge Singers […]
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    Christmas With Cantus
    During December 2018, “Alleluia! Into The Light” was performed at each of Minnesota vocal group Cantus’ Lessons and Carols performances. It was also broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio as part of live coverage of one these concerts. The thrill of hearing it emerge from the reading of poem, when I didn’t even really know whether […]
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    Recent Posts

    Revisiting Tam O’Shanter and Lanercost, March 2019
    There’s a lot on in March with concerts and workshops, but still, my intention during this month is to create a set of songs for choir only from my DMus portfolio setting of Tam O’Shanter, and to embark on a composition inspired by Lanercost Priory. Keep up with the progress most days right here!
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    February 2019: A Song A Day
    It was going to be a new song a day, but already at the end of day 1, my laptop issues are preventing this. However, there will be a song a day. and many will be new!
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    Recent Posts

    Loving My Own Music: January 2019
    I am resolved (and this is indeed the time of year for such things) to make my music better known. I think it’s brilliant, as feel that others should too!
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    Musical Advent Calendar 2018
    My annual Musical Advent Calendar has been going for a few years now, and seems to be popular with friends, family and a few people I don’t know too. here’s the latest version: festive music by me or at least in which I’ve had a hand and snippets of news as well!
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    Remembering Australia. November 2018
    November is my favourite month. It starts with an important remembrance and performance and ends with a big rush to get ready for Advent and in between there are important birthdays to celebrate. Hopefully there’ll be composing along the way.
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