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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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    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 For Low Voices
    Here are twelve characterful songs for male voice choir in a variety of styles, some in three parts, some in four. The choirs you hear are from all around the world – school choirs, amateur choirs, professional choirs.
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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs Inspired by Visual Arts
    It has been my delight and privilege to frequently work with visual arts as a composer, most notably in recent years, at the Hepworth Wakefield in “Musical Sculptures” workshops. Art works have inspired composing both by myself and by those attending the workshops. Here are twelve of the best – most performed, most popular, my […]
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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs Of Nature
    It has often fallen happily to my lot to compose songs for children about the natural world: weather, plants and creatures. Here are twelve of the best of them.
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    Consolidating November 2019
    After a one-day session at the Hepworth at the beginning of November I have no more concerts or workshops during November so I’m hoping to consolidate all my new video catalogue marketing and maybe compose a couple of new things floating around in my head.
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    Twelve Of The Best: Songs Of Robert Burns
    From the earliest days of my composing career I have always been drawn to the poems and songs of Robert Burns, and have set many of his works to music. In recent times, I’ve also arranged many of the tunes he himself used for choirs and other ensembles.
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