JAM concert to gather new and established talent

JAM logoCelebrated composer Paul Mealor is to headline a concert showcasing some of the UK’s most important emerging composers.

On 20 March, Mealor will present his 43 minute oratorio The Farthest Shore for choir, brass, organ and soloists at St Brides Church, London.

The piece, which was funded by PRS for Music’s Beyond Borders programme, returns to London following sell-out performances across England, Scotland and Wales in 2013.

Mealor will be joined by five composers chosen from JAM’s latest Call for Music initiative – Michael Bonaventure, William Cole, Will Handysides, Daniel Saleeb and Benjamin Woodgates.

The concert will be performed by The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College (Cambridge), Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir, Cumnor House Boys’ Choir, Claire Seaton (soprano), Aidan Smith, (baritone), Onyx Brass and Simon Hogan (organ), conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.

The evening also boasts a London premiere for Phillip Cooke’s The Hazel Wood, which was commissioned by JAM for its 2013 Scottish tour. Both him and Mealor will be in conversation before the concert at St Brides Church.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.jamconcert.org/concerts

Call for Music offers the next generation of composers a unique opportunity to have their music performed nationwide, to paying audiences, by highly skilled established and emerging musicians.