Commissioning a new piece of music can be a thrilling and rewarding opportunity for any ensemble—and can be more affordable than you think.
Whether you are looking to honour a person, place or event, a bespoke piece of music can be the perfect addition to any concert. I am always eager to discuss ideas and potential opportunities to collaborate—all it takes is a conversation.
Some major past commissions have included:
Voices of Vimy, premiered by the BBC Singers in 2017. A 30-minute choral work co-written with Scottish composer Tom Harrold, and commissioned by Pro Coro Canada and the John Armitage Memorial Trust, to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Song of Myself, premiered by The Fourth Choir in 2019. Commissioned by the choir to commemorate their fifth anniversary season.
Resurrectio, premiered by the National Youth Choir of Canada in 2016. Commissioned by conductor Michael Zaugg as part of a thematic program entitled “…a riveder le stelle”.
I am like many, premiered by The Fourth Choir in 2018. Commissioned by Senate House Library in London, UK as part of their exhibition “Queer Between the Covers”, commemorating 50 years since the legalization of homosexuality in Britain.
In every commission, I have aimed to write something beautiful and enjoyable for audiences, but unique and challenging for performers. Whether an amateur or professional group, instrumental or vocal, my goal as a composer is to honour each ensemble with a piece they will love.
If you are wanting to discuss a potential collaboration, please use the contact page on this site to express your interest. Cost is only one part of this conversation, and although it can sometimes be a prohibitive factor for some groups, I am happy to work within any budget.
Remember that a conversation is always non-binding. Let’s have a chat!