...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]

SEVERNSIDE COMPOSERS ALLIANCE 2014
12th member of the British Academy Regional Network
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MUSIC ON THE EDGE
Season 2015


SONG RECITAL: ANOTHER SPRING

28 May 2015
@ St. Paul's Church, St. Paul's Road, Clifton,
Bristol BS8 1LP
Tickets £12 (£9)
Charlotte Newstead (soprano) & David Bednall (piano)
Programme includes: Raymond Warren "Another Spring" (2008)
David Bednall "The Frost Is Here" (2013)
James D’Angelo: Two songs of Walt Whitman (2010)
Jolyon Laycock "Six Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay" (2012)

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS:
SCA concert tickets 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.

Leading soprano Charlotte Newstead performs song cycles by leading South-West composers in this remarkable concert at St. Paul’s Church, Clifton. Her busy concert schedule includes all the major oratorio works and she regularly appears as soloist with orchestras around the UK. She has given premiere performances by many composers including Raymond Warren, David Bednall and Alan Charlton. www.charlottenewstead.co.uk

David Bednall is recognized as one of the leading choral composers of his generation. He studied for a PhD at Bristol with John Pickard. He is Organist at Bristol University, Sub Organist at Bristol Cathedral and conducts the University Singers and Chew Valley Choral Society. "Hail, Gladdening Light", the critically acclaimed CD of his choral music recorded by Wells Cathedral Choir was Editor’s Choice in Gramophone.www.davidbednall.com

Charlotte Newstead gave the first performance of "The Frost Is Here", Bednall’s winter cycle of poems by Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy and Alfred Lord Tennyson, at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel in 2013. Raymond Warren’s song cycle "Another Spring" is a setting of five poems by the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti. Jolyon Laycock’s Millay Sonnets are settings of poems, first published in 1917, by one of America’s most important national poets. They are an intense expression of love, loss and bereavement. James D’Angelo has chosen two deeply spiritual texts by another celebrated American poet, Walt Whitman.
www.impulse-music.co.uk/raymondwarren
www.soundspirit.co.uk

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


August 2014
MUSIC OF THE MONTH
Kostis Tsioulakis
"Bacchus's Dance"
piano triet premiere


Percy Grainger
"Harvest Hymn"
piano triet premiere




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WHO WE ARE

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.

Click here to LISTEN to music by our composers!

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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