Corona Commissions

As a reaction to the lockdown, I created a project to commission choral composers to write new works for the German Choir.

We were able to collect enough donations for 10 new works

More than 90 composer applied. Here are the 10 I commissioned

(videos created and edited by myself)

Michael Cryne

a British composer based in Denmark, wrote a beautiful 8 part piece on Shakespeare’s Fear no More

Donna McKevitt

a British composer based in London wrote a piece on a poem by the contemporary poet Jan Noble

Carol J Jones 

a composition student from Oxford wrote a piece based on a letter by a miner, who died in the Fraterville mining disaster in 1902

Ben See

a British composer based in London wrote a piece for Soloensemble on his own lyrics

Luke Styles

a British composer based in London wrote a piece on Goethe’s Es fürchte die Götter das Menschengeschlecht

Ian Stephens

a British composer based in Manchester wrote a piece based on Kafka’s Die Verwandlung

Jenni Watson

a British composer based in Manchester wrote a piece for Saxophone Ensemble and Choir

Sarah Rimkus

an American composer based in Michigan wrote a piece on international medical terms on mental health