We are delighted to share the news of two exciting premieres coming in Ian Stephens’ diary this month:
On Saturday 11 May Stephens’ Clarinet Concerto will receive its premiere with Mandy Burvill and Kensington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Tom Seligman, at St Peter’s Notting Hill, London. Clarinet Concerto is dedicated to Mandy Burvill and contains strong elements of autobiography, explored through three chronologically-themed movements. It was commissioned by Kensington Chamber Orchestra with funding from the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust and Damian Edwards. Ian Stephen’s Clarinet Concerto is proudly published by Composers Edition and is available for purchase through our website. In a very special offer, Ian Stephens is also making the piece available to orchestras worldwide for free until September 2020. For more information about this special promotion, please get in contact via the form at www.ianstephens.net.
Later in the month, Stephens’ A Song for the Creation will have its first performance with St. Bride’s Choir, on the Sunday 26 May at St. Bride’s Church, London. A Song for the Creation is set on words by Malcolm Guite’s, in a number of arrangements suitable for choirs and singing groups of all ages, ranges and sizes all of which fit together and can be performed simultaneously. There is also an arrangement for congregations. The commissioning of A Song for the Creation follows the Choir of St Bride’s Church’s ssuccessful Plastic Free Lent campaign in 2018. The Rector of St Bride’s Revd Canon Dr Alison Joyce says this commissioning is an inspired way of helping to raise our awareness of how we can all respond positively to the environmental challenges that we face.
Saturday 11 May 2019, 7.30pm
Clarinet Concerto (premiere) with Mandy Burvill and Kensington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Tom Seligman.
St Peter’s Notting Hill, Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN
Sunday 26 May 2019, 5.30pm
A Song for the Season of Creation (premiere) with St Bride’s Choir
St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU
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