Jessica Curry appointed Composer-in-Residence to London Oriana Choir

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The London Oriana Choir has appointed BAFTA-winning Faber composer Jessica Curry as its Composer-in-Residence for the 2018-19 season.  The announcement was made by the choir's Musical Director Dominic Ellis-Peckham at their recent concert "The Sirens' Voice - Magnificent Women" held in London's Cutty Sark - a programme consisting entirely of music by female composers.
 
Curry will write three works for the choir over the coming year, with the first set to be unveiled during the choir's Christmas concerts at the end of 2018.
 
The residency is the result of the choir's inspirational programme, five15, which sees the commissioning of 15 new choral works by five female composers over a five-year period, and which will also "include a programme of new performances, educational projects, recordings and other initiatives to raise the profile of classical music written by women across the UK, as well as helping to encourage and develop the talents of new young writers."