Sax choir wins chance to work with pro composer
BRISTOL'S only saxophone choir is celebrating being selected for an opportunity to work with a composer for a year.
Under the 'Adopt a Composer' scheme, Bristol's Arts and Music Service has commissioned Cardiff-based professional composer Sarah Lewis to work with its saxophone choir for a year. It is only one of six successful bids in the country.
To celebrate, the choir held a free performance in the foyer of the Colston Hall on Tuesday evening. The music included the Skye Boat Song, Coldplay's Viva La Vida, Handel's Hornpipe and the theme from the Muppet Show.
Head of the Arts and Music Service Andy Gleadhill said: "This is a very special opportunity for our saxophone choir to work so closely with an up and coming composer thanks to our successful bid in the 'Adopt a Composer' sceme."
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Sarah Lewis will work with the group during their rehearsals to produce a new piece of music, culminating in a premiere performance in the summer.
She said: "Currently I'm working with the group on a rough draft of ideas that I hope they will be able to contribute towards and let me know if there are any particular things they would like to include.
"It's very exciting and a new challenge to work with a group of young people as I usually work with professional musicians who have plenty of time for rehearsing. I hope that they are just as excited by having a live composer on tap so we can create something brilliant together."
The saxophone choir has 10 members aged 14 and over.