...an interesting evening was had by all.
[Roger Jones]

My repeated use of the adjective "brilliant" here is quite deliberate!
Very well recommended.
[Ian Milnes]

Congratulations to the Alliance for putting on such a stimulating programme of this relatively little-known music.
Strongly recommended to enterprising listeners.
[Philip Scowcroft]

12th member of the British Academy Regional Network
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Season 2015

Madeleine Mitchell (violin) & Geoffrey Poole (piano)

7:30pm, Thursday 7 April 2016
@ St. Paul's Church, St. Paul's Road, Clifton,
Bristol BS8 1LP
Tickets £12 (£9)
7:30pm, Friday 8 April 2016
@ The Christian Community, 73 Cainscross Rd,
Stroud, GL5 4HB,
Tickets £10 (£8)

SCA Presents Madeleine Mitchell & Geoffrey Poole in a programme featuring some of the most compelling new music for violin and piano written for Madeleine Mitchell by leading British composers including world premieres of selected new works by Severnside composers.

Tickets for St. Paul's Church, Bristol 7 April are available from Opus 13
phone 0117 923 0164 or 07860 845316
on-line: www.opus13.co.uk
In person: Opus 13, 14 St. Michael's Hill, BRISTOL BS2 8DT 9am-5.30pm Mon to Sat.
or on the door

Tickets for the Christian Community, Stroud 8 April are available from Tourist Information Office,
Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud GL5 1AE
01453 760900 email: tic@stroud.gov.uk or on the door

Madeleine Mitchell has been described by Richard Morrison of the Times as “One of Britain's liveliest musical forces”. Michael Tumelty of the Glasgow Herald described her as "a violinist in a million, a musician of staggering virtuosity and unparalleled musicianship”. Her recent recitals with composer/pianist Geoffrey Poole, himself a SCA member, have attracted glowing reviews. SCA composers are privileged that Madeleine and Geoffrey have agreed to give a recital as part of the Severnside programme featuring selected works written especially for them by SCA composers. Watch out for a full programme announcement in due course.

Formerly Professor of Music at Bristol University, Poole now lives near Stroud and has been an active member of SCA since 2002. His Rhapsody for violin and orchestra was premiered by Madeleine Mitchell and the Stroud Symphony Orchestra in June 2015. Their duo recitals in Bristol and Stroud will feature a new version of the Rhapsody for violin and piano and Bristol audiences will have another chance to hear the full orchestral version at a concert by Madeleine Mitchell with the New Bristol Sinfonia 11 June 2016 at St George's.

SCA gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.

Thank you to our 2015 supporters!
We gratefully acknowledge the kind and on-going support of the Paragon Music Trust who administer funds left to them by the late Leo Reid Baker. Their financial support has greatly assisted the putting on of numerous SCA events.

New CD now available:
Landscapes in Sound ... £10
(plus £1 P&P)

Featuring music by David Simmonds, Jolyon Laycock, Sulyen Caradon, Andre Shlimon and Frank Harvey, recorded at Clevedon Court, Somerset, and Bristol Music Club.

Nov 2015
Dr Jolyon Laycock
"Time cannot bring relief"

Annual membership £25 (students £12).


In 2003, a number of composers based in the Bristol and Bath area got together to form the Severnside Composers Alliance with the aim of promoting performances of their own music, and stimulating a wider interest in the composition and performance of new music in the region.

SCA has some twentyfour concerts under its belt, attracting some excellent reviews. Dunelm Records have released two “stimulating” and “very well recommended” CDs (DRD0238 and DRD0243), and Poppy Records have released our third CD in October 2011. Local composers have given entertaining evening talks about their life and music, over a wine and nibbles.

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Our website boasts a growing online database of
a) local performers/ groups, and
b) recordings and sheet music by local composers - a fabulous resource for any musicians looking for something a little different to play!

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