We are very excited to announce that PARMA composer Jonathan Little’s choral work “Kyrie” has been selected for the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3’s 2015 ENCORE Choral project.
As part of the project, “Kyrie” will be performed throughout Great Britain by a number of professional and amateur choirs during the 2016/2017 season. Interviews and performances will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 3's choral program, The Choir.
In an entry on the Gramophone Magazine blog about the project, RPS Executive Director Rosemary Johnson writes:
“Over the last decade, the Royal Philharmonic Society and BBC Radio 3, through their ENCORE project, have been breathing new life into exceptional contemporary music that deserves to be better known and more widely heard.
“We started with the orchestral repertoire, moved onto something a little smaller in ENCORE Chamber, and have just announced a list of seven choral works which will feature live in concert in 2016/17, with broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and associated creative learning projects to bring audiences closer to the works and their composers….
“The list we’ve announced is by no means obscure. In fact, it features works by some of the UK’s best-known composers: David Matthews; Robin Holloway; Robert Saxton; Jonathan Lloyd; Paul Patterson; Jonathan David Little and Oliver Knussen.”
“Kyrie” was released on Jonathan’s album POLYHYMNIA, which is currently available for physical purchase, digital download, and online streaming on Navona Records. The piece will also be available on a full album of Jonathan’s choral works, which we will begin recording with him in Boston later this year.
To learn more about Jonathan and his work, please visit his website here.More information about the ENCORE Choral project can be found on the official RPS and BBC websites.
Congratulations to Jonathan and to all other selected composers!