'eight maids a-milking' / Corvus Consort
1 January 2021
Corvus Consort presents “Twelve Composers Composing”, a project of new commissions for the Twelve Days of Christmas 2020. Twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers have been commissioned to write twelve new miniature works based on the text of the well-known song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Taking the song’s familiar list of gifts as their texts, the new works will be 30-second miniatures for a choir of twelve voices, and will feature in twelve short videos to be released on the Twelve Days of Christmas — starting on Christmas Day and running until 5th January 2021.
'the waggle dance' / Ensemble ISIS / Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, Oxford
7 May 2021
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, Oxford
Join Ensemble ISIS for their first concert of the year, streamed live from the JdP, which will focus on works by British composer Howard Skempton, alongside works by Oxford graduate composers Thomas Metcalf and Carol Jones.
The concert is free and open to all. Details of how to watch the live stream will be available closer to the event.
'The Secret World of Plants' / Olga Stezhko, Ligeti Quartet / Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
14 May - 30 September 2021
Kew Gardens, London
Collaboration with Alex Metcalf from the Tree Listening Project and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 'The Secret World of Plants' explores the hidden world inside of trees. Featuring fifty headphones, the biggest installation Kew Gardens has had, the public can listen to sounds from inside trees and as well as music created from these sounds by Carol J Jones, performed by Olga Stezhko and the Ligeti Quartet.
'one more breath' / Deutscher Chor London / London
30 October 2021
The Deutscher Chor London, also known as the German Choir of London, is a London-based amateur mixed-voice choir with a core repertoire of German classical choral pieces and a special interest in contemporary works. To make a difference and to support the livelihood of composers all around the world during these unsettling times, the Deutscher Chor London set up the #CoronaCommissions scheme. They were able to commission eight new choir pieces from composers all around the world, including Ben See, Carol J Jones, Jenni Watson, Sarah Rimkus and Luke Styles.
'all shall be well' / NYCoS / Edinburgh, Scotland
19 April 2020
Central Hall, Edinburgh
Volume 2 - Upper Voices Anthems - 'The Blue Book' will be launched in April 2020 with a celebratory concert on Saturday 18th April to be given by NYCoS National Girls Choir and Training Choir, directed by Christopher Bell, in the Central Halls, Edinburgh, at 3pm at which works by Amy Bebbington, Elizabeth Poston, Hilary Campbell, Gemma McGregor, Margie Harrison, Olivia Sparkhall, Carol J Jones, Morfydd Owen and Joanna Forbes L'Estrange, will be performed.
'the light thief' / Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra / Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
19 June 2020
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
There is no voice on earth quite like Sir Byrn Terfel’s. Here, the bass-baritone joins the Orchestra for some the most monumental moments in Wagner, and roles the Welsh singer has made his own the world over. Before we hear such intense and multifaceted drama from Der Ring des Nibelungen and Die Meistersinger, our own Solo Oboe Clara Dent plays the Oboe Concerto by Wagner’s acolyte Richard Strauss, after Assistant Conductor Hannah Schneider conducts the first performance of a new work by Carol J Jones, joint winner of our 2019 Composers' Workshop.