Music of Our Time
JAM returns to St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street to open its 2023 season.
Music of Our Time is a celebration of new music including works for choir, brass quintet and organ. This vibrant concert showcases 8 pieces, 6 are premieres, including JAM Commissions from Mark-Anthony Turnage, Tara Creme, Daniel Saleeb and works by five successful submitters to JAM’s Call for Music 2022: Simon Beattie, Kerensa Briggs, David Knotts, James Mitchell and Pia Rose Scattergood.
The concert kicks off Onyx Brass’ 30th anniversary celebration with the first performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Onyx 30, co-commissioned by JAM and the exceptional Onyx Brass.
Committed to encouraging multiple performances of its commissions, JAM’s season’s opening concert revisits Daniel Saleeb’s Soliloquy, first performed at JAM on the Marsh in 2019.
The programme also includes the world premiere of The Song I Came to Sing by Tara Creme, winner of JAM’s 2022 President’s Commission. The talented composer participated in JAM’s second Masterclass Series, a collaboration with the VOCES8 Foundation, nurturing UK-based composers in how to better write for voices.
A regular highlight of Music of Our Time is the performance of works submitted to JAM’s annual Call for Music. This concert will present new pieces by five successful submitters, championing music from the next generation of composers from across the UK.