JAM's forthcoming concert in London on 21 March celebrates the composers with whom they have developed strong relationships and the composers with whom they are developing relationships. JAM Influences will see music by Jonathan Dove, Judith Bingham, Giles Swayne, Paul Patterson, Paul Mealor, Phillip Cook and Matthew Martin performed alongside works from JAM's recent Call for Music. The performers will be the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Daniel Cook (organ) and Nicholas Cleobury (conductor). The concert takes place at St. Brides Church, Fleet Street on 21 March 2012.
JAM extends its reach by annually having a call for music in which composers can submit pieces which may be taken up. In the past this has not only led to performances, but also to composers then receiving further commissions from JAM. The March 21 concert will include a number of pieces from the recent call for pieces.
In addition to his piece being performed in March, Paul Mealor has been commissioned by JAM for a new work in collaboration with the St David's Cathedral Music Festival. Mealor's The Farthest Shore will be premiered at the festival and then receive its English premiere in July at the City of London Festival. Looking further ahead, Giles Swayne has been commissioned by JAM for 2014 and Matthew Martin for 2015.
As a gesture of support for JAM's role in developing and nurturing new music talent, the performers at the 21 March concert have all given their services. Another cause for celebration is that Daniel Cook, Organist and Master of the Choristers at St David's Cathedral, has recently been appointed Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey.
Further information and tickets from the JAM website.
Elsewhere on this blog:
- Louise Alder at Lied in London - concert review
- Cosi fan Tutte - ETO at Hackney Empire
- Le Nozze di Figaro at Guildhall Schoool
- Jamie Walton in Dvorak and Schumann - CD review
- Khojaly 613 - Never Forgotten - concert review
- An encounter with George Benjamin
- Britten boxed set - the Sixteen - CD review
- Robert Holl and Birgid Steinberger at Temple Song
- Britten Canticles - CD review
- Salomon Orchestra 50th anniversary concert
- La Favorite in Paris - opera review
- I was glad - Kings Consort - CD review