Sadie Harrison appointed as Resident Composer for the Churchill Music Composition Project with the Asana String Quartet (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra)

We are delighted that Sadie has been appointed as this year’s Composer-in-Residence with Churchill Music for their 2019 Composition Project. Through close links with local schools and St George’s Bristol, Churchill Music has developed an extensive and varied programme of youth and community work. The charity’s Patron Peter Donohoe CBE, writes:

‘Churchill Music leads the way in re-establishing awareness of the importance of music in education, and this forms the main reason for me to be more involved in more ways than just as a performer. The obvious degree to which music can assist with the assimilation of literally all other subjects – because of the way it enhances brain activity, builds team-spirit, increases self-confidence and enhances physical coordination – has been ignored by the educational establishment for far too long; we need to be very thankful that there are oases of wider awareness – of which Churchill Music is one of the most impressive I know – that are slowly but successfully changing the tide.'

Churchill Music’s education work includes the Student Composition Project. Each year, groups of GCSE students from Churchill Academy, Merchant’s Academy, Bristol and Worle Schools work with the Asana String Quartet (all members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) and a Composer-in-Residence writing new works to be performed at a special Showcase event. Sadie will be visiting the school several times through October-November 2019.

(9 Oct 2019)

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