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Remembrance Sunday

This Remembrance Sunday, Anna will be in Wokingham to attend the service at St. Paul’s Church. The choir there have been hard at work rehearsing From Flanders and will be giving the world premiere performance.

Anna dedicated From Flanders to the memory of the Potter family of Wokingham, the family of her great-grandmother. The family sent six brothers to war, only 3 of whom returned home, two of those being severely wounded. The significance of the first performance of From Flanders being at St. Paul’s church is front-page news in Wokingham this week: read the story in the Wokingham Times.

The Wokingham Times front page, November 6th 2014

Find out more about the Potter family’s own story here. You can also catch Anna talking about From Flanders and her other First World War project, Diary of the Great War, on BBC Radio Devon’s Remembrance Sunday breakfast show (9th November).

 

BBC Radio Berkshire and forthcoming performances

Performances of ‘From Flanders’ are already scheduled for the following dates:

  • Wokingham, 9th November 2014
    9:30am, St Paul’s Church, Remembrance Day service.
  • Exeter, 10th & 11th December 2014
    7:30pm, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Philharmonic Choir carol concerts. More information and tickets from www.exephil.org.uk – book early to avoid disappointment.

Listen to today’s Mike Read show on BBC Radio Berkshire to hear about the piece and its particular connection to Wokingham, available on BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days (mentioned at approximately 01:04:00). With great thanks to Mike Churcher of ‘Wokingham Remembers‘.

Missed the BBC broadcast?

Hear  Hast thou not known? and an interview with the composer (moi!) on Aled Jones’ Radio 3 programme The Choir, on the BBC iPlayer for 7 days from today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011ty04/The_Choir_King_James_Bible_Composer_Awards/ – 23 minutes in.

In other news, the latest commission, Come unto me, is very nearly finished. I completed the last section on Saturday and have a couple of days left to make any final edits and do all the ‘tidying’ and checking – accidentals, lyrics, layout, etc. A different style to the celebratory Hast thou not known?, it is a calm and gentle setting (mostly!) written for a capella SATB choir.

BBC Radio 3 broadcast confirmed – and change of date

In the midst of scribbling away for my Choir & Organ magazine commission, I have received confirmation that all of the pieces from the finals of the King James Bible competition will be broadcast by the BBC. The date has changed though. Tune into Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ on Sunday 12th June, 6:30-8:00pm:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011ty04