Adopt a Composer - on BBC Radio 3

Adopt a Composer
Adopt a Composer
Monday 8th February - Tuesday 16th February
Produced by: 
Sound and Music in partnership with Making Music

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We are delighted to announce the Adopt a Composer live broadcasts this February on BBC Radio 3.

Monday 8th Feb - Kensington Symphony Orchestra/ Sean Doherty

Tuesday 9th Feb - Arden Recorder Orchestra/ Kirsty Devaney

Wednesday 10th Feb - Quirky Choir/ Anna Braithwaite

Friday 12th Feb - Strathaven Choral Society/ Mark Carroll

Monday 15th Feb - Jubilate Ladies Choir/ Ailie Robertson

Tuesday 16th Feb -  Cobweb Orchestra/ Michael Betteridge

You can find out more about the final Adopt a Composers pieces here :

Adopt a Composer 

The Adopt a Composer project is a wonderful, unique annual opportunity for an amateur orchestra, choir or band to 'adopt' an up-and-coming composer.

Adopt a Composer, a project linking the UK’s up-and-coming composing talent with its vibrant voluntary music scene, has launched for its 15th year. As the name would suggest, the programme works by enabling amateur music groups to ‘adopt’ a composer over the course of a year, with the composers each writing a new piece especially for their partnered group.  

Adopt a Composer is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, in association with BBC Radio 3, and funded by PRS For Music Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust. It works exclusively with composers at the start of their careers, giving them crucial ‘real world’ compositional experience, as well as guidance from established mentors – Colin RileyFraser Trainerand David Horne.  

Find out more about Adopt a Composer 

Find out more about Adopt a Composer 


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