...an interesting evening was had by all.
[Roger Jones]

My repeated use of the adjective "brilliant" here is quite deliberate!
Very well recommended.
[Ian Milnes]

Congratulations to the Alliance for putting on such a stimulating programme of this relatively little-known music.
Strongly recommended to enterprising listeners.
[Philip Scowcroft]

12th member of the British Academy Regional Network
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Spring season 2017

Severnside Composers Alliance presents
Gilbert Biberian and Friends
Celebrating the composer’s Armenian,
Greek &Turkish folklore heritage

7.30pm Friday 24 March 2017
St Andrews United Reform Church,
Montpellier Street, Cheltenham GL50 1SP

Performed by the Rautio Piano Trio
Jane Gordon (violin) Victoria Simonsen (cello)
Jan Rautio (piano)
With the Kitchen Quintet
Brenda Johnston (flute), John Wright (oboe),
Jeff Powell (clarinet), Pam Savell (bassoon)
& Stephen Belinfante (horn)
Plus Luke Dunlea (guitar), Richard Crabtree (viola)
& James Agg (cello)

Works by Gilbert Biberian:
Ithaka for violin, cello & piano
Folklore III for viola and guitar
The Poet Makhtumkuli for solo viola
Katya’s Suite for solo cello
Variations & Fugue on “Au Clair de la Lune”
for Wind Quintet (1967)

Plus Ben Foskett Piano Trio (world premiere)
& Raymond Warren Burnt Norton Sketches (after T.S. Eliot)

Tickets: £12 (£9 students, seniors, UB40)
Tickets are only available on the door on the day of the concert.

Thank you to our 2016/17 supporters!
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Supported by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust
and the Summerfield Charitable Trust
We gratefully acknowledge the kind and on-going support of the Paragon Music Trust who administer funds left to them by the late Leo Reid Baker. Their financial support has greatly assisted the putting on of numerous SCA events.

New CD now available:
Landscapes in Sound ... £10
(plus £1 P&P)

Featuring music by David Simmonds, Jolyon Laycock, Sulyen Caradon, Andre Shlimon and Frank Harvey, recorded at Clevedon Court, Somerset, and Bristol Music Club.

August 2016
Jonathan Palmer
"Awake the voice"

Annual membership £25 (students £12).


In 2003, a number of composers based in the Bristol and Bath area got together to form the Severnside Composers Alliance with the aim of promoting performances of their own music, and stimulating a wider interest in the composition and performance of new music in the region.

SCA has some twentyfour concerts under its belt, attracting some excellent reviews. Dunelm Records have released two “stimulating” and “very well recommended” CDs (DRD0238 and DRD0243), and Poppy Records have released our third CD in October 2011. Local composers have given entertaining evening talks about their life and music, over a wine and nibbles.

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Our website boasts a growing online database of
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b) recordings and sheet music by local composers - a fabulous resource for any musicians looking for something a little different to play!

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