Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New Christmas Carols

This latest post is to let you know about a series of performances I have of new Christmas Carols that I have written this year.

The first is Adam lay y-bounden which is to be performed by the New Cambridge Singers in Cambridgeshire on December 9th and 14th - check out www.myspace.com/composerjoe for the venue and time details. This is one of 6 six settings of this same Medieaval text especially commissioned for the choir.

The other is Sled Ride, a new carol for actors' chorus. This work was commissioned by Lynda Richardson, and her chorus from the Mountview Academy will be singing this piece in their Christmas Carol Service at St. Paul's, Covent Garden Plaza on Friday 8th December at both 6pm and 8pm. The poetry for this piece was written by my good friend Adam Goodyer, who has also produced the lyrics for the John Smith Square Love Songs - more information on these to follow.