The Snows They Melt The Soonest – 31st January

Manchester Camerata are teaming up with folk singer Bella Hardy on the 31st of January to workshop arrangements of folk songs by composers at Manchester University, the RNCM and Chetham’s School of Music.

My blues-meets-Broadway arrangement of ‘The Snows they Melt the Soonest‘, a Northumbrian folk song, will be one of the pieces workshopped, in front of a panel including composer Howard Skempton and Magnus Carey. A selection of arrangements will then be chosen to be performed at Manchester’s Band On The Wall on the 17th March, alongside Berio’s ‘Folk Songs’ and a set by Bella and her band. Eduardo Portal will conduct the workshop.

In other news, you can now hear a recording of ‘Respiration M’Inspire‘, workshopped by mezzo-soprano Nina Whiteman and flautist Gavin Osborn:

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