Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Hannah Kendall is next composer in residence for London Oriana Choir's five15

The London Oriana Choir's five15 project is now reaching its final straits. Created to commission 15 new works from five emerging women composers, the choir and musical director Dominic Peckham intended the initiative to both promote the work of women composers and to create new repertoire. The choir has recently announced Hannah Kendall as their fifth and final composer in residence. 

Hannah Kendall, whose new work Tuxedo: Vasco 'de' Gama was performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the first live BBC Prom of the season (in fact Hannah's third Proms piece), will take up her role as the choir's composer in residence in July 2021, and she will write three works for them. The final work will be performed at a festival concert in 2022 which will celebrate the previous resident composers from the scheme, Cheryl Francis-Hoad, Rebecca Dale, Jessica Curry and current composer in residence Anna Disley-Simpson.

Hannah studied at Exeter University with Joe Duddell and at the Royal College of Music with Kenneth Hesketh. She is currently in New York where she is a doctoral fellow in composition at Columbia University.

Full details from the London Oriana Choir's website.

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