Firstly we would like to thank everyone that came to our LSO St. Luke’s gig on the 9th of November and generously gave to our Commissioning Fund. We raised a whopping £200 and this money will go directly to commissioning a new work for the ensemble. This means that you, the audience, have had a direct involvement to future works performed by the ensemble and for that we want to say an enormous thank you and shall keep you updated with who shall receive the commission and let you see the piece taking shape. Photos – taken by the wonderful Markus Kinch of Film41 - from the above gig are available to view by clicking here.
Finally, lots of people have given fantastic feedback about the ensemble in the last few months and we wanted to share all these kind comments with you. So please take a look at our new What people say about WUE page.
Our next venture is this Sunday, working with young composers at Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust – we look forward to working with all the students this weekend.
With best wishes,
We are currently recuperating and planning our 2014 adventures after our fantastic October and November mini-tour! Thanks to everyone that supported our gigs in Southampton, Birmingham and at LSO St. Luke’s and to all the composers that wrote us pieces. Recordings etc are just starting to come in. The following Soundcloud playlist is from our gig at the Birmingham Conservatoire on 29th October 2013. All photos are by Markus Kinch of Film41 from rehearsals at our LSO gig. More to come…!
We’ve just got back from a brilliant (and also very tiring) mini tour to Southampton Turner Sims and Birmingham Conservatoire.
We had such a nice time working with some brilliant young players in Southampton, playing Polansky’s ‘Ensembles of Note’. One of the students ended up playing the synth part in the premier of Matthew Kaner’s work when the weather prevented the fantastic (and well travelled by the time he arrived), Aaron from getting there on time!
Below is a short snapshot of what we have been up to, whilst also promoting the culmination of this PRSF funded project at St. Luke’s on November the 9th 2013. Please let us know what you think!
We hope you enjoy the video, and really look forward to seeing everyone on the 9th to help us decide the winner of our Call for Works competition.
Here is the poster for our concert on the 9th of November.
Lots of premieres from composers including Joe Cutler, Matthew Kaner and Daniel Saleeb. Not forgetting also, the four chosen pieces from our ‘Call for Works’ will be given their first outing, and a winner announced by YOU, the audience.
We hope you can join us!
Tickets available from:
Poster designed by Claire Evison, to see more of her work visit http://www.addalittleginger.com
We are delighted to announce the four shortlisted composers from our Call for Works 2013 are Jay Capperauld, George Christofi, David Kirkland Garner and Amber Priestley. We will perform their new works at our LSO St Luke’s Concert on 9th November where the audience will decide who wins the Heidi Cupp Award. Well done to the four composers and many thanks to all of the 85 composers from around the world who submitted pieces.
After months of planning our 2013 mini concert series is shaping up very nicely indeed!
Come the Autumn we will have new works by Joe Cutler, Matthew Kaner and Daniel Saleeb to perform as well as the results of our Call For Works.
We are very much looking forward to collaborating with friends old and new, and hope that you will join us for our concerts this October and November at Southampton University, Birmingham Conservatoire and London’s LSO St Luke’s.
Please click below for dates and information: http://www.workersunionensemble.co.uk/diary/