Tuesday 5 March 2013

JAM Yesterday - JAM Tomorrow

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.

The concert celebrates a number of composers from whom JAM have commissioned music over the years. and with whom JAM has developed strong relationships. Works to be performed include Judith Bingham's spiritual The Clouded Heaven, Jonathan Dove's Seek Him that Maketh the seven stars, Paul Mealor's Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Paul Patterson's Brumba.

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.

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