Liz Lane has been appointed Composer in Association with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band!
Grimethorpe’s Musical Director, Dr David Thornton says:
Liz has been a significant compositional voice for some time now. I have worked with her on several fantastic projects in the past and I had no hesitation in approaching her when the opportunity came up.
We are already planning an exciting musical landscape together for the band, but she is also helping us shape our general artistic outlook and ambitions.Dr David Thornton to 4barsrest News
The song that Liz wrote to announce the position, Enchanted Light for soprano, ottavino and band was broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast show on Tuesday 30 March. Enchanted Light is part of the Bluebird series of miniature songs, Liz Lane’s collaborative project with soprano Belinda Evan.
Talking to 4barsrest News about this new Composer in Association appointment, Liz Lane says:
I’m thrilled to become a part of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band creative team. I’ve been an admirer of the band’s artistic work for many years and they were the first brass band introduced to me as a child by my grandfather. I look forward to many more exciting collaborations in the future.
More information about the Radio 3 broadcast can be found here.
You can catch up the programme until the 29 April:
We at Composers Edition congratulate Liz Lane and the Grimethorp Colliery Band for this wonderful creative partnership and look forward to publishing Enchanted Light in due course.