Giving a voice to women composers across the UK
Promoted by the London Oriana Choir
LONDON ORIANA CHOIR TO PREMIERE FIRST COMMISSION FROM FIVE15 COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE ANNA DISLEY-SIMPSON
The London Oriana Choir will give the world premiere of their first commission from Anna Disley-Simpson, their fourth five15 composer in residence, at their Christmas concerts in London on 16 and 21 December.
In June, Anna was the winner of the Choir's competition for 18-25-year old women to find its next female composer in residence, as part of its five15 project in support of women composers.
Anna's first commission, for unaccompanied choir, is called 'ice-shining, glittering ice' ; and is a setting of text from Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen'. The concerts will also feature music by other women composers including Cecilia McDowall, Roxanna Panufnik and Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
FIVE COMPOSERS. FIVE YEARS. FIFTEEN NEW WORKS.
The London Oriana Choir has launched a ground-breaking musical venture championing the musical talent of women composers.
The heart of the project, known as five15, is the commissioning of 15 brand new choral works from five women over five years, but it will also include a programme of new performances, educational projects, recordings and other initiatives to raise the profile of classical music written by women across the UK, as well as helping to encourage and develop the talents of new young writers.