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'A Celebration of Music in Hay' weekend ............ CoMA Concert with Children of Hay

Please note:  time given for end of concert is approximate.

Hay Primary School

Tickets: Free but please see below for how to obtain.

The first of two concerts this weekend in celebration of Hay Music's One Hundredth Concert: 

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CoMA (Contemporary Music for All - was created in 1993 as a vehicle for enthusiastic amateur musicians to perform new music. CoMA London Ensemble is one of a number of groups under the umbrella of CoMA, and performs several concerts per season, with repertoire by living composers, mostly written in flexibly scored ‘Open Score’ format specially for CoMA ensembles.  CoMA London Ensemble has performed at many UK festivals and in concerts in Maastricht, Paris and Berlin.

The programme for this concert comprises a varied group of pieces chosen to illustrate the wide range of styles that have emerged over the years.  All the pieces will be Welsh Premieres!

Some pieces will also feature pupils from Hay Primary School who will have been trained in workshops leading up to the concert, so that they can play with the ensemble.

Conductor:  Gregory Rose

Associate conductor, working with the children of Hay School:  Andrew Morris

Programme to include:

Kirsty Devaney:  Hadal Zone

Gregory Rose:  Red Planet

Philip Cashian:  Mechanik

Piers Hellawell:   Maquette

Simon Speare:  A Gentle Weeping

Peter McGarr:  Imaginary Orchestras 

Dominic Murcott:  MT Modulation

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Gregory Rose - conductor/composer

Music director of CoMA London Ensemble since 1999, this will be his last concert as conductor.  Gregory is conductor of Jupiter Orchestra, Jupiter Singers, Singcircle and Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group, and appears as an orchestral and choral guest conductor throughout Europe and East Asia, including St Petersburg Symphony (Russia), Finnish Radio Symphony, Polish National Radio Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and National Symphony Orchestras of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ireland, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Latvian Radio Choir, etc.  He has conducted thousands of premieres and has worked closely with many leading composers, including Cage, Stockhausen, Reich, Lachenmann, Wolff and Birtwistle. His large catalogue of compositions includes Birthday Ode for Aaron Copland, Tapiola Sunrise, Thambapani and Violin Concerto.  His Missa Sancta Pauli Apostoli won one of the British Composer Awards 2006.  His large-scale music-theatre work, Danse macabre was premiered with much success in Tallinn, Estonia in 2011, and the subsequent recording has received many accolades. Gregory collaborated in the premiere recording of John Cage’s iconic Song Books which sold out its first pressing. He has appeared in festivals throughout Europe and has made many recordings, including working as conductor/arranger for Linda Ronstadt, Madness and Diana Ross. He has conducted many operas and is a staff conductor at Trinity Laban.   

Refreshments available during the interval

The concert is free with a retiring collection.  Entry is by ticket which can be obtained by emailing your requirement to or from Reception at Hay Primary School Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm from 29 April and not during Whitsun break - 27 - 31 May.