Funding for New Choral Works

The BCECM is proud to have funded the commission of numerous new works for choral ensembles through our Community and Research Project Grants programs.
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014

2019

Coming soon!

2018

Stella’s Circle’s Inclusion Choir and Rachel Cousins, "Just Sing!”
Premiered May 15, 2019. New work written by Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir and Rachel Cousins with funding through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2018).
For more information about this project, contact Stella’s Circle at info@StellasCircle.ca.

2017

Duane Andrews, “La Ballade d’Émile Benoit” (Zachary Richard).
Commissioned by La Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2017).
Copies of this piece are available for purchase from the composer at contact@duaneandrews.ca.

Duane Andrews, “Fais Do-Do” (Al Berard).
Commissioned by La Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2017).
Copies of this piece are available for purchase from the composer at contact@duaneandrews.ca.

Duane Andrews, “Nous Irons Jouer Dans l’Île” (Traditional).
Commissioned by La Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2017).
Copies of this piece are available for purchase from the composer at contact@duaneandrews.ca.

2016

D. F. Cook, Songs of the Island: A Suite of Five Songs of the Sea from Newfoundland and Labrador. Freely arranged for unaccompanied SATB choir.
Commissioned by Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir, St. John’s, NL, Canada, through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2016). Premier performance given by Cantus Vocum (Directed by Chad Stride) on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at The Rooms in St. John’s. Copies of individual pieces are available for purchase from the composer at donpencook@rogers.com.

Contents:
“Bill Wiseman” (Traditional)
“The Banks of Newfoundland” (Traditional and D. F. Cook)
“The Maid on the Shore” (Traditional)
“Woman of the Island” (Dolores Hynes)
“Jack was Every Inch a Sailor” (Traditional)
Level: Moderately difficult. A challenging work, composed for choirs that are confident singing a cappella.

D. F. Cook, Songs of the Island: A Suite of Five Songs of the Sea from Newfoundland and Labrador. Freely arranged for unaccompanied SATB choir and Piano.
Commissioned by Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir, St. John’s, NL, Canada, through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2016).
Copies of individual pieces are available for purchase from the composer at donpencook@rogers.com.

Contents:
“Bill Wiseman” (Traditional)
“The Banks of Newfoundland” (Traditional and D. F. Cook) includes optional tenor solo
“The Maid on the Shore” (Traditional)
“Woman of the Island” (Dolores Hynes)
“Jack was Every Inch a Sailor” (Traditional)
Level: A simplified but exciting version of the original unaccompanied work, suitable for amateur mixed choirs at the community and high school levels.

2015

Kathleen Allen, “Music of the Land.” Text in Inuktitut and English.
Commissioned by Lady Cove Women’s Choir (Director: Kellie Walsh) through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2015).
Copies of this piece are available for purchase from the composer at http://www.kathleenallan.com/compositions.html.

Rollo Dilworth, “Courage My Soul.”
Commissioned by Shallaway Youth Choir (Director: Kellie Walsh) through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2015).
Copies of this piece are available for purchase from https://www.jwpepper.com/Courage%2C-My-Soul/10759836.item

2014

Jonathan Monro, “No Matter What” (an original, full-length choral theatre work). Commissioned by Lady Cove Women’s Choir (Director: Kellie Walsh) through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2014). Contact: jmills@paradigmagency.com

Various, Newfoundland and Labrador Christmas Choral Arrangements. Commissioned by Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation through a BCECM Community Project Grant (2014). Copies are available for purchase from Vinland Music.

Contents (by arranger):
Hewson, Jean. “Come and I Will Sing You” (Traditional) for SAT Choir
Hewson, Jean. “God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Traditional) for SATB Choir
Hewson, Jean. “The Moon Shines Bright” (Traditional) for SAB Choir
Hewson, Jean. “The Mummers Song” (Bud Davidge) for SAB Choir
Hewson, Jean. “Snow is Dancing” (Eric West) for SAB Choir
Hewson, Jean. “The Wren” (Traditional) for SSA Choir

Skinner, Megan. “The Cherry Tree Carol” (Traditional) for SATB Choir
Skinner, Megan. “Child of Bethlehem” (Norah Browne and Eric West) for SATB Choir
Skinner, Megan. “Glad Tidings” (Harrison J. Bryant) for SATB Choir
Skinner, Megan. “The Seven Joys of Mary” (Traditional) for SAB Choir

Smith, Christina. “A Children’s Winter” (Dermot O’Reilly) for SAT Choir

Devine, Anne. “Christmas Day” (Hugh Scott and Gary O’Driscoll) for SATB Choir
Devine, Anne. “Christmas in the Harbour” (Gary O’Driscoll) for SAB Choir
Devine Anne. “Let There Be Room” (Winston Coles) for SAB Choir
Devine, Anne. “Mary’s Lullaby” (Winston Coles) for SATB Choir

Contact

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