Adopt a Composer


Mark Carroll has been paired withStrathaven

Mark Carroll has been paired withStrathaven


Strathaven Choral Society is delighted to have been paired with Newcastle based composer, Mark Carroll in the 2015 Adopt a Composer project. Under the watchful eye of mentor David Horne,  Mark is already a regular visitor to Strathaven, uncovering our strengths, our likes, our common interests.  Workshops are underway, preparing the ground for rehearsals and, in June 2015, that first performance.

Follow progress on our Blog.

From Making Music:

Adopt a Composer, a project linking the UK’s up-and-coming composing talent with its vibrant voluntary music scene, has launched for its 14th year. The programme works by enabling amateur music groups to ‘adopt’ a composer over the course of a year, with the composers each writing a new piece especially for their partnered group. It is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music (the national agency for new music), in association with BBC Radio 3, and funded by PRS For Music Foundation.  more


From The Herald:

Strathaven Choral Society is the sole Scottish ensemble among the partnerships announced in the Adopt a Composer scheme.The project is run by voluntary music-making and promoting organisation Making Music and new music agency Sound and Music with BBC Radio 3 and funding from the PRS Foundation, and teams music groups with composers at the start of their careers, who then work together to produce a bespoke new piece, the performance of which is recorded and broadcast. more