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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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  • March 8 Halifax Minster

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    Banana, Rose, Bell, Party Hat
    ON March 8th 2019, I once again ran composing workshops for fairandfunky in Halifax Minster. We used Fairtrade items and found out their Fairtrade stories, before using balloons and a few instruments to create music inspired by the items and stories. This song formed the culmination of each of the four workshops, and then at […]
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  • Kantos 2018 Christmas

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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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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs Of Action
    Twelve action and dancing songs that are designed to break the ice, warm up the voices and bodies, and get things moving in a cheery and creative way.
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    October Touring 2019
    October starts with choir touring. There may be no more touring in October, but it’s a good heading!
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    Twelve Of The Best: If You’re Good Enough
    All these twelve pieces have been described as “tricky” but all have been performed very successfully and enthusiastically, some on more than one occasion.
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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs Of The River
    It has been a recurring feature of my composing career to produce music associated with rivers, either as part of a project or just because the fancy took me. These are twelve of the best such pieces of music – the best because they’re the most popular, the most performed, they have beautiful flowing melodies, […]
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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs In Popular Styles
    Sometimes in response to particular requests, and sometimes just because I feel like it, I write music in what might be called a “popular” style. Here are twelve of the most popular of those popular style pieces.
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