The Road To Bethlehem

A couple of months ago I decided to set up a new, mixed vocal ensemble in Jersey, particularly targeting younger voices (roughly 18-25 years old). I wanted to find a mix of current students, those on gap years/employment in Jersey, and those returning to the island after university. Although Jersey has a wealth of very strong choirs, there was no group singing contemporary repertoire for mixed voices.

 Contempo performing in their first concert, at 16 New Street (a beautiful Georgian House owned by the National Trust for Jersey)

Contempo performing in their first concert, at 16 New Street (a beautiful Georgian House owned by the National Trust for Jersey)

Having this ensemble, Contempo, also gave me a great opportunity to write new music for choir.  The first piece I wrote for them was a simple Christmas carol, The Road To Bethlehem, and I hope to write a number of other pieces for Contempo over the coming yearHere's a excerpt from the first performance of The Road To Bethlehem

Merry Christmas!