PENARTH’S ‘SPECTRUM SINGERS’ GET THEIR VERY OWN COMPOSER

Spectrum Singers - descending the staircase at Dyffyn House

Spectrum Singers – descending the staircase at Dyffryn House

The 16-strong Penarth vocal group  Spectrum Singers  has been selected to take part in the prestigious UK 2016/17 “Adopt a Composer” scheme.

Spectrum Singers is an ‘SATB ‘choir  [i.e. Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass]  which sings largely unaccompanied and is one of only 7 ensembles in the UK to be chosen to participate .

The “Adopt a Composer” scheme  pairs-up  amateur choirs with up-and-coming composers for a period of 12 months. At the end of that time they perform a brand-new piece which will have been specially composed for them .

Composer Rosie Clements will work with Spectrum Singers for the next year

Composer Rosie Clements will work with Spectrum Singers for the next year

The composer paired with  Spectrum Singers is Rosie Clements who  holds a first-class BMus.  degree in composition from the Birmingham Conservatoire. Ms Clements  who is already a professional composer in her own right. She says she “can’t wait to get started

The musical director of Spectrum Singers – David Hutchings – says the assignment will give the choir  “the chance to be ambassadors for something unique, created especially with our singers in mind,”

Spectrum Singers – who rehearse in Tabernacle Baptist Church  on Wednesday evenings –  will be  premiering the new composition in Penarth during the summer of 2017. Their website is on  http://www.spectrumsingers.org.uk.

 

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One Response to PENARTH’S ‘SPECTRUM SINGERS’ GET THEIR VERY OWN COMPOSER

  1. Shaun says:

    Not sure I’d describe them as descending the staircase.

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