A friend of mine asked recently if I could write a ‘song of hope’. It’s definitely challenging right
now in the middle of 2020 not to feel disconnected, anxious and concerned about the future. Taking inspiration from the trend of painting rainbows and putting them in windows as a sign of a hopeful future, Like A Rainbow Shining is a song for singers everywhere to enjoy and perform.
2020 DATES POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19
Written by Sir David Pountney, Sarah Woods, Edson Burton & Miles Chambers,
Eric Ngalle Charles, Sarah Woods and Shreya Sen-Handley
With music by Will Todd
Cardiff, Plymouth, Bristol, Birmingham, Llandudno, Southampton
“How did you start to create music?” “Which composers inspire you?” “What is your composition technique?”
Just some of the questions answered in this article for the official Magazine of the International Federation of Choral Music.
Read the full article below
Will Todd will be presenting a seminar on Choral Music and Jazz at WSCM from 11-18 July 2020. As Artistic Director John Rosser comments, “From so many fine submissions, we have been able to select not only a wonderfully diverse and exciting programme, but also one of the highest quality.”
On Mother’s Day 2019 some of the UK’s leading composers and musicians, including Will Todd, Dame Evelyn Glennie, John Rutter and Debbie Wiseman OBE launched #ShareTheLove – a new campaign by national charity Soundabout to raise awareness of the vital role that music plays in the lives of people with complex learning disabilities.
Opera North have just announced their 2019/20 season which will include a new opera by Durham-born composer Will Todd and Manchester-based poet Tony Walsh, who came to worldwide attention in May 2017 when he recited his poem ‘This is the Place’ at the vigil following the Manchester bombing.
Composer Will Todd talks about the ideas and spiritual inspirations behind his new CD of jazz/gospel ‘Passion Music’
Hear Will talk about PASSION MUSIC on BBC Radio 4 <
Will Todd's Locus Iste has recently been recorded by Sonoro for their Choral Inspirations project
Opera Holland Park receives Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Special Award for Excellence for Hope For Grenfell Gala
Music Teacher Magazine Editor's Special Award for Excellence 2019 was won by Opera Holland Park for Hope For Grenfell Gala in aid of the Rugby Portobello Trust. The Opera Holland Park Community Chorus reunited for a special performance at the International Opera...