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Churchill Music! Olympic commission

Alice Harper (nee Murray, Trinity 2001)


Alumnus and composer Thomas Hewitt Jones (Gonville & Caius 2003, BBC Young Composer of the Year 2003) has been commissioned by me on behalf of Churchill Music!, a rural music charity in North Somerset, to write a community song cycle on the theme of the Olympic values: Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality. So successful is the piece that it has been taken up for publication by renowned music publishers Boosey and Hawkes and interest has already been expressed by other choirs throughout the country.  'The Same Flame' will see its world premiere on Sunday 8 July 2012 in North Somerset.  For further information, please visit our website www.churchillmusic.org.uk

"Churchill Music's proposed new work, inspired by the Olympic ideals, is another fantastic example of the tremendous work they do in bringing different groups together through their concerts and performances.”
- John Penrose MP Minister for Tourism and Heritage