A founding aim of the Choir has been to commission new works for children’s voices from the leading lights in contemporary music, as well as up-and-coming young composers. To date the Choir has commissioned over 40 new works by a diverse selection of composers including Simon Bainbridge, Howard Skempton, Judith Bingham, Joseph Phibbs, Andrew Simpson, and Param Vir. A new work by Oscar Bettison was performed at the Wigmore Hall – the first childen’s choir concert ever at this prestigious venue.

The Choir has also given the premières of numerous works by composers including Gerald Barry, Louis Andriesson, Tan Dun, Alexander Goehr and Sally Beamish. Ronald Corp, himself an accomplished and published composer has written numerous works which have entered the Choir’s repertoire.

The Choir will continue to commission new works and aims to present these at a large-scale concert in a London venue every year. In 2013 at the Aldeburgh Festival we shall be giving the first performances of a specially commissioned set of new songs by Sally Beamish, Charlotte Bray, Anna Meredith and Thea Musgrave.

The Choir has commissioned and premièred over 40 works:

Bainbridge A Song from Tagore
Burrell You spotted snakes
Chapple Infant Joy
Carpenter Three Aphra Behn Songs
Huehns Three Yeats Poems
Steptoe A passionate shepherd to his love
Cashian Morning Song (Bond)
Skempton The snare (James Stephens)
Horne The burning babe (Southwell)
Malone Postcards from St Nick
Douglas Wieland Huge Griffons
Bingham The Ghost of Combermere Hall
Lipkin The Knight of the Grail
Laurence Hughes Two Songs
Elis Pehkonen An Orkney Calendar
Joseph Phibbs Run slowly, slowly horses of the night
Jennifer Fowler Come, quick!
David Knotts I shall keep singing
Thoma Simaku Silver
Matthew Quayle Three Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Bernard Hughes The players pray for a blessing.....
Oscar Bettison Santiago
Julian Philips Two carols and a curse
Param Vir The Peacock's Eye
Patrick Nunn Down in the underpass
Patrick Nunn Our House and other songs
Andrew Simpson Tomorrow
Gabriel Jackson Planetary Dance
Nicholas Ansdell-Evans A prayer for Grace
Nicholas Ansdell-Evans Fill the World with Praise
Patrick Nunn The Oxen
Andrew Simpson’s Ariel Sings
Robert Broadley’s Clone Poem
Alistair Stout Come Heavenly Rain
Patrick Nunn 6 Bulgarian Songs of Childhood
John Woolrich No Hiding Place Down There
Tansy Davies Oven in the Underworld
Michael Nyman For Kiyan Prince
Richard Causton Three Riddles
Morgan Hayes Japanese Sweet
Joseph Finlay Freedom a Come Oh!

New London Children's Choir
7-11 Britannia Street
London WC1X 9JS
07545 921 890

Registered Charity No. 1022141

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