Nevis Ensemble Carol Commissions

Nevis Ensemble is thrilled to announce two exciting opportunities for composers of all styles to write new secular carols for the orchestra.

One opportunity, for those under 18 and living in Scotland, will see the successful composer receive mentoring from composer Stuart MacRae to set a new Scots text to music. This will then form the basis of a public participatory project, with the finished film broadcast on Christmas Day.

For the second carol, we have put out an Open Call for composers over the age of 18, based anywhere in the world. The commissioned composer will set a new Scots Gaelic text for voice and orchestra, to be performed by mezzo soprano and Nevis Ambassador Andrea Baker and broadcast over the festive period.

Closing date for those interested in either opportunity to register their interest in Tuesday 10 November 2020.

Full details can be found on the project page here.