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Errollyn Wallen announced as Friday Afternoons Composer for 2018

5 February 2018

We are delighted to announce that Errollyn Wallen is the composer of 12 new songs for the project in 2018, inspired by her travels around the world.

During her second residency at Snape Maltings in January, the composer worked with young people from the nearby Leiston Primary School, developing her new compositions. On the final day Errollyn and the students visited The Red House, Britten’s home in Aldeburgh, to share snippets of her new works with a small audience.

The new set of songs entitled 'MAP: Songs for children everywhere' will be available to download from the Song Bank in April, and will be premiered at the Albermarle Centre, Hull in May. In partnership with Hull Music Hub, the premiere choir will include young people from The City of Hull Junior Choir, Hull Choral Union Junior Chorus and students from Hull Primary and Secondary Schools.