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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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  • James and the Giant Christingle

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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 Video Screenshot

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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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  • 5th April ruffly robin

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    Jumping Through Hoops: April 2020
    As April begins we are all in isolation and who knows when we’ll be able to meet up again for music-making and the like. I am attempting to keep up the spirits of my choir with daily messages and musical projects, and hopefully I’ll compose something too!!!
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    March 2020 – Leaps and Bounds
    A month starting with optimism for some new music and performances to come, but at last in 2020 some time to do something about marketing again. Let’s see how much I can bound!
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    February 2020 – Bullfinch Morning
    Fen=bruary starts with me just having completed the melody and lyrics for my new song Billfinch Morning. It will be premiered on 19th, so I must start the month by completing the arrangement for band and choir, and finish it having hopefully engineered an excellent performance!
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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 banner 2019

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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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