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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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  • 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 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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    The Moments As They Fly – July 2020
    I’m starting the month in the middle of composing my flight songs and with a recording of Reynold The Fox lined up for The Bridge Singers. After that, I don’t know. Tricky to make plans in these times!
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    Song Stories: Touch The History On The Breeze
    A Northumberland song composed for three local primary schools with verse on the river, the castle and the ocean.
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    Song Stories. Skydancer: Ghost Of The Moors
    I was asked to compose a song for Hen Harrier Day Online in August 2020. I completed the task in April 2020 during the Covid 19 lockdown period with the hep of The Bridge Singers, who have recorded the song remotely in their own homes and sent their tracks to me for editing. Hopefully other […]
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    Head In The Clouds – June 2020
    I’m in the middle of composing a set of pieces all about flying. Having completed Skydancer in May, I’m now embarked on two more flying, cloudy songs. Kepp up with their progress here!
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    May 2020 – Skydancing
    The month has started with a new choir “lockdown video” and a new composition. Who knows what will happen during the rest of the month – hopefully something creative and something with other people!
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