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 .
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.