Thursday, 12 March 2020

Music of our time: the opening concert of JAM's 2020 season celebrates its 20th anniversary

For the opening concert of its 2020 season, JAM is revisiting three substantial commissions, in celebration of the organisation's 20th anniversary. On 19 March 2020, at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street. The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass, Simon Hogan (organ), Philippe Durrant (tenor), Michael Bawtree (conductor) will be performing Paul Mealor's Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal from 2010, Julian Philips' Body of Water from 2012, and Daniel Saleeb's Soliloquy from 2019 alongside five works from JAM's most recent Call for Music, by Christopher Best, Richard Peat, William Harmer, Philip Lancaster and Kathryn Rose.

Daniel Saleeb’s Soliloquy was premiered last year at JAM on the Marsh and receives its first London performance. The concert will also include Hannah Kendall’s Nativity, another work which JAM premiered. JAM's recent Call for Music attracted 106 entries and of the five selected, Christopher Best and Richard Peat have been successful in previous years whilst William Harmer, Philip Lancaster and Kathryn Rose are new to JAM.

The concert is also a celebration of those who have collaborated with JAM in the 20 years since it was founded. Onyx Brass have been involved every year since 2000, the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge since 2002, Simon Hogan, organist, since 2009, and Michael Bawtree, principal conductor of JAM, since 2010, whilst tenor Philippe Durrant makes his debut.

Full details from JAM's website.

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