On 18th April 2013, Mark Eager & Welsh SInfonia will give the WP of Roxanna's Orchestrapaedia (which mirrors Britten's Young Person's Guide - but with a twist...) at the RWCMD in Cardiff. Each instrument's variation takes on an anthropomorphic character which has been illustrated by Roxanna's artist brother Jem Panufnik (click here to see some of the pics) - these wonderful illustrations will be projected above the orchestra through out the performance. Co-commissioned by Welsh Sinfonia and Cheltenham Music Festival, the piece will receive another performance at Cheltenham Festival on 7th July.
A new disc of multi-faith choral music on the theme of love Love Abide (Warner Classics & Jazz) by Roxanna is now here - and available on iTunes and amazon (.com & .co.uk), just in time to make a perfect Valentine's gift!
On 7th December, at St John's Smith Square, super-choir Chappelle de Roi will premiére my reworking of Hermann the Lame's soothing plainsong hymn Alma Redemptoris Mater - along with other works new and old, by Hugill, Tallis, Victoria, Burges, Sheppard, O'Neil, Palestrina, Pitts, Gurrero, Braid and Mudge. Click HERE for more info and tickets.
The Song of Names was premiered FANTASTICALLY by the trebles of St David's Cathedral, Portsmouth Grammar School Choir and the London Mozart Players on Rememberance Sunday (11th November 2012) at St David's Cathedral Portsmouth with baritone soloist Nigel Cliffe singing his beautiful heart out! And conductor Nicholas Cleobury steered the ship admirably, keeping the many different forces in line and drawing their best from them. Click here to read the Portsmouth News review.
Click here to watch and hear the first take of Roxanna's "Zen Love Song" with exquisite VOCES8 and out-of-this-world shakuhachi player Kiku Day and here to watch the dynamic London Oratory School Schola and Colla Voce Singers sing up a Sufi storm in "Love is the Master" with conductor Lee Ward and the London Mozart Players. These will be tracks 2 and 6 of LOVE ABIDE CD coming out on Warner Classics 29th January 2013 in the US and 4th February 2013 in the UK. www.loveabide.com More to follow...
Roxanna's "All Shall be Well" (combining ancient Polish plainsong and the famous words of comfort, from Julian of Norwich) is the title track on a new CD recorded by The Exultate Singers, just released on the Naxos label. Listen on Radio 3's The Choir with Aled Jones at 5pm on Sunday 3rd June - and at 09:04am on 6th June, on R3 Rob Cowan's "Essential CD of the Week". Her new Mag & Nunc for the Exultates has been ecstatically reviewed in the Tablet and on Bachtrack. You can hear them sing these Evening Canticles LIVE on the 22nd July at Worcester Cathedral.
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Available until 9th March on BBC iPlayer, click here (and scroll to 00:35:57) to hear Roxanna's latest premiere, Four World Seasons, with Tasmin Little and London Mozart Players, conducted by Gerard Korsten in the launch concert for Radio 3's Music Nation weekend, celebrating the 2012 Olympics.
This new year is packed with performances and premieres both here in the UK and the US. 2012 also sees the start of a beautiful new relationship with London Mozart Players as their Associate Composer, kicking off with the world premiere of Four World Seasons - with violin supremo Tasmin Little. Other new pieces include Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis - a joint commission between St Mark's Episcopal Church (Philadelphia) and the Exultate Singers (from Bristol, performing in London). Then two anthems: Hymn to St Alfege for the millennium celebrations of this Saint's church in Greenwhich and the BBC Radio 3 live broadcast of Joy at the Sound (with a vibrant new text from Roger McGough) from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. See Performance Schedule page for further premieres and performance details.