PRSF award

We're delighted to unveil the news that PRS for Music Foundation has granted us a cash award to go towards commissioning inimitable composer Errollyn Wallen to write us a new song cycle for strings and soprano voice.

Robert and Errollyn aim to celebrate the cultural connections between Central America and Scotland through a theme of sea histories. The creative brief asks the composer to set to music the poems of Scottish and Caribbean poets..

The selected texts are:
On the Shore of the Mind, Derek Walcott (b. St Lucia 1930)
Fishing off the back of Rousay, Ian Hamilton Finlay (b. Nassau 1925, d. Scotland 2006)
Epitaph, Dennis Scott (Jamaica, 1939-1991)
Penelope, Lorna Goodison (b. Jamaica 1947)
Evening Will Come, Ian Hamilton Finlay

Robert, as Artistic Director, will curate a complementary programme of music supporting this theme, including sea-faring songs by Henry Purcell, Kurt Weill and Robert Burns

The band will be joined on stage by Scottish soprano Susan Hamilton for performances in early Autumn 2015 across Scotland and England.

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