April (date TBC): World Premiere of Then to the Elements, a new 15-minute opera for youth chorus and mezzo-soprano. Commissioned by Scottish Opera as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of their youth opera group, Connect Company.
11th November, 3pm: Glyndebourne Main Stage; World Premiere of Belongings, performed by Glyndebourne Youth Opera. Tickets now on sale here.
3rd & 6th August, 3pm: Organ Room at Glyndebourne; World Premiere of Light Echoes, a new work for unaccompanied 10-part chorus (double SATTB).
1st June, 4:30pm: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, London; World Premiere of Inversnaid, for solo piano. Performed by Rachel Murphy.
31st May, 7:30pm: Fishmonger’s Hall, London; Land Unknown, for baritone & string quartet, performed by Julien van Mellaerts & the Thames String Quartet.
26th April, 1:30pm: Wigmore Hall, London; Extract from Land Unknown (In the Highlands, for unaccompanied voice), sung by Julien van Mellaerts as part of his Kathleen Ferrier Semi-Final recital.
20th February – 3rd March, 7pm: Bussey Building, Peckham; World Premiere of Snow, a new opera in three acts. Act 1: ‘The Three Ravens’ performed by Alice Privett (soprano), Alison Langer (soprano), Polly Leech (mezzo-soprano), Cliff Zammit Stevens (tenor) and Rick Zwart (baritone).
11th, 13th and 16th August: Glyndebourne Gardens; World Premiere of ‘A Garden Dream‘ by GYO1, with soloists Julia Hamon (soprano), Tom Verney (countertenor) and Jake Muffett (baritone), accompanied by Aileen Henry (harp), Toby Carr (guitar) and Wezi Elliot (lute).
24th June: 6:30pm, National Portrait Gallery; World Premier performance of ‘Mussorgsky’, for baritone and piano, commissioned by the Helios Collective for a performance in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Russia and the Arts’ exhibition.
10th, 11th and 17th October: 3pm, Organ Room, Glyndebourne; Concert performance of ‘Damsel/Wife/Witch’ song cycle, by Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo soprano) and Matt Fletcher (piano).
15th – 18th September: 6:30pm, The Asylum Chapel, Peckham, London; And So Forth presents, ‘Damsel/Wife/Witch’, a new play with original songs. Featuring RCM alumni Claire Harris (piano) and Katie Coventry (mezzo soprano).
4th June: 8pm, St. James’s, Sussex Gardens; Launch of ‘And So Forth’, featuring concert performance of ‘Now’ by original cast.
14th May: 7:30pm, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall (RCM, London); World Premiere performance of ‘Colours Run’ by RCM New Perspectives Ensemble, conducted by Timothy Lines.
30th April: 8pm, New Zealand High Commission; World Premiere performance of ‘Land Unknown’, for baritone and string quartet.
18th November: World Premiere performance of ‘One’, for orchestra. Performed at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by the East Renfrewshire Schools Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gerry Doherty.
16th and 17th May: World Premiere performances of ‘Now’, a short opera composed for ‘Hogarth’s Stages’, a celebration of the work of William Hogarth (1697 – 1764). Written in collaboration with Laura Attridge.
29th April: World Premiere performance of ‘Clutch’ for violin, clarinet and marimba (6:30pm, Durrington Room, Royal College of Music, London). Performed by Emily Wu, Rachael Chesney and Larisa Sceadei.
2nd March: World Premiere performance of ‘kalos eidos’ for two harpsichords (12:45pm, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, London). Performed by Kheng Hoe Low and Jane Lau.
20th March: World Premiere performance of ‘Suspirium’ for sextet (7:30pm, Recital Hall, Royal College of Music, London). Performed by the RCM Masters Ensemble, conducted by James Murray.