Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Errollyn Wallen: As we leave another year and glide into the next I send you my warm good wishes.

Errollyn Wallen writes:


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As we leave another year and glide into the next I send you my warm good wishes.

2017 brought me a wide array of projects and travel to many new countries. I have worked with refugees, expats, exiles, immigrants — and those who have never left their place of birth. These first-hand experiences of so many different cultures and customs are already enriching the music I am composing. 

“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
― T.S. EliotFour Quartets

Chineke! at King's College Cambridge

King's is my alma mater and so I was delighted to go back for the performance of my Concerto Grosso by Chineke!

You might be able to catch  the live broadcast from St George's, Bristol on BBC iPlayer. It expires in a few days:     

Some featured performances in 2018

Saturday, January 13th
PHOTOGRAPHY for string orchestra
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Sage Gateshead 
(Brandenburg Fest)

Friday, January 19th
Errollyn Wallen (piano, voice) and guests
Invitation concert of songs from FRIDAY AFTERNOONS anthology of songs (commissioned by Snape Music)
The Red House

Tuesday, February 6th
THE LIGHTHOUSE WAVE (opera for children to perform)
Durham Music Education Hub/Mahogany Snappy Operas

Sunday May 6th
for Anton Miller (violin) and Ed Polochick (piano)
Lied Centre for Performing Arts, Nebraska, USA
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra

Friday, May 11th
 voices and piano (world premiere)
Albemarle Music Centre, Hull
Massed schools with Errollyn Wallen (piano, voice)

May onwards details TBC
MIGHTY RIVER for orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Celebration series

Saturday June 9th
for soprano and orchestra (world premiere)
Festival Myrelingues, Lyon

Wednesday & Thursday August 22nd & 23rd
(opera) world premiere
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Monday/Tuesday August 27/28
  for unaccompanied choir (world premiere)
National Youth Choir of Great Britain

MiGHTY RIVER performed by Orchestra X live from Hull in 2017 is now available for download by NMC

I am Doc Wallen! I was honoured to receive an honorary Doctorate from York St. John University in November.

Wishing you all a vibrant and Happy New Year!


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