The Adopt a Composer scheme – which pairs amateur choirs and orchestras with a composer – is now open for applicants.
Successful composers have the opportunity to get to know a performing group over a year and write a piece especially for them to premiere.
The project is funded by the PRS Foundation and run by Making Music in association with BBC Radio 3.
The group has the chance to contribute to the creation of this new work. Composed pieces are usually around ten minutes long (as a very rough approximation) and are usually written to work around an existing repertoire and schedule
Commenting on their pairing with Anna Braithwaite in 2014-15, The Quirky Choir said: ‘Anna has been a joy to work with. She has been sensitive to the unique nature of the choir and has written a piece that stretches them but also celebrates who they are.
‘She has involved them in the writing from the start and has incorporated their ideas into the final piece. We are very excited about the performance and the prospect of hearing ourselves on national radio.’
The deadline for applications is 8 June 2017.