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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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    Song Stories: Be An Agent For Change
    The story of a song I wrote for some Fairtrade composing workshops. It summarizes four Fairtrade stories from around the world.
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    Song Stories: Lullaby Of Silences
    A lullaby composed for The Bridge Singers (SATB choir) of Felton and Thirston in Northumberland. It is inspired by the stature of Elizabeth Dacre Howard at Lanercost Priory in Cumbria, who died in 1883 at the age of four months.
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    August 2019. Resuming.
    I’m resuming my blog now that ideas, inspiration and motivation have returned. Let’s see if I can keep it up!
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    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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