Illuminate Women's Music, autumn programme 2019, opens in Bangor, Gwynedd, Thursday 5th September, 7.30 pm.

Illuminate Women's Music promotes music written by emerging women composers and performed by emerging women performers.

The new autumn season begins at the Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music at Bangor University on Thursday 5th September at 7.30 pm with a pre concert talk by Dr Angela Elizabeth Slater at 6.45 pm, at Neuadd Powis Hall, Bangor, Gwynedd.

New works are included by Joanna Ward, Sarah Westwood, Yfat Soul Zisso, Blair Boyd, Caroline Bordignon and Angela Elizabeth Slater, featured alongside historical works by Barbara Strozzi, Rebecca Clarke, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Vivian Fine and many more!

More details of this and the entire autumn schedule are here

And watch this space for more posts about this excellent project.

Complete Sacred Choral Music of Alice Mary Smith - scholarly editions and recordings - wonderful new resource for choirs

Doctoral researcher Leonard Sanderman from York University has contacted us to spread the news of his recently completed project to make the Complete Sacred Choral Music of Alice Mary Smith freely available in a set of scholarly editions and in a recording by the Eoferwic Consort. This is a wonderful new resource for choirs.

'Alice Mary Smith (1839-1884) was a prolific composer who was well-respected by critics and colleagues alike. Her oeuvre comprises one of the largest collections of sacred music by any woman composer, and contains the first music by a woman composer to be sung in the liturgies of the Church of England.  

These scores and recordings are published as part of the project "The Complete Sacred Music of Alice Mary Smith" at the University of York which is funded by a Knowledge Exchange Project Award form the AHRC through the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities. The original manuscripts are held at the Royal Academy of Music.' (Leonard Sanderson)

You will find links to the open access scores and recordings here

Errollyn Wallen - from the Lighthouse to Space! Brilliant piece on brilliant WiM Member's music

Brilliant article about brilliant composer (and WiM member) Errollyn Wallen  in the context of her Prom Concert in the RAH last week ... so rare that a contemporary women composer gets that space - so many congratulations. Even more notable as Wallen's world premiere piece was alongside Elgar, Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky. Look out for news of more of Errollyn Wallen's music