AIMS: Founded in 1995, the Central Composers´ Alliance, whose Patron was Sir Richard Rodney Bennett until 24th December 2012, was formed to promote the works of composers who are resident in, or have close connections with, Central England. Our aim is to encourage and foster the music of our composers, primarily through the Central Composers´ Alliance website and to stimulate, when possible, live performances with a variety of musical ensembles. We aim to provide mutual support for members in the promotion and publicising of our composers´ works through this website and in any other way which becomes possible as new technology is developed. We intend that our members should gather with their fellow composers in an informal, non-competitive atmosphere to share knowledge, experience and skills. We also plan special projects and seminars of interest to our members.
We are a non-profit organisation made up of a wide variety of working composers - anyone, in fact, for whom composition is an integral part of their creative lives. The CCA is open to students too and anyone interested in joining our group is warmly invited to apply to the Alliance through the Website Administrator. You may contact some of the composers directly through this site to their own websites. For those composers without hyperlinks, please contact the Website Administrator.
If you are a concert promoter, do consider using some of the works featured here. Societies could consider a commission from one of the composers of the Central Composers´ Alliance. Commissions are not so expensive as you may think, and a grant may be available. The featured composers would be delighted to hear from you to discuss your ideas, and you may be able to take advantage of the many grant schemes available for commissioning works.
Diary Listing: for the latest information on performances by CCA members, please visit our Diary Listing page.
Some of the previous CCA Concerts:
Patron: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett [UPDATE: We are very sorry to note the untimely death of our Patron Richard Rodney Bennett who died on December 24th 2012]
President: Andrew Downes
Chairman and Website Editor: David Fisher
Treasurer: Kerry Milan
Webmaster: Tarot Conway
We offer a revised membership fee which is only £15 per year and this annual subscription is payable to the treasurer each January.