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03/01/2007

Women in Music get-together, Sun 14 January, 2007, Barbican, London

Women in Music invites all past and present members, and anyone interested in finding out about WiM, to an informal get-together during the BBC Gubaidulina weekend at the Barbican.

Meet at the Waterside Cafe, Barbican Centre (Level 0 - ground floor), London, on Sunday, 14th January, 2007 at any time between 3.30 & 5 pm. Everyone welcome.

The BBC Gubaidulina weekend is a whole weekend of concerts featuring the music of Gubaidulina, in venues around the Barbican Centre. Details are available from: www.barbican.org.uk

With best wishes for a great New Year,

Women in Music Management Committee

WiM Committee meeting in November 2006

Photo from November 2006 WiM MC meeting at Conway Hall, London. Present were:
Left to right, front row: Margaret Lucy Wilkins (Secretary), Angela Willes (Chair), Natalee Jeremic (guest), Sarah Cole (Treasurer)
Back row: Jennifer Fowler (Editor of Comps & Ops at WiM website), Suzanne Chawner, (Website and e-newsletter editor)

Evelyn Glennie is a Dame!
       
Evelyn Glennie has been honoured in the British New Years Honours list. Glennie is an international star - a percussion soloist who is both a serious artist and a great populiser.

Lutyens Centenary

2006 marks the centenary of the birth of the English composer Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983). A great resource about her has been added to the British Library website.

Proms 2006: Where are the women composers? Composer Jennifer Fowler caused a media stir with an article in Classical Music pointing out how few women composers were included in the Proms. Read her article here.

British Composer Awards 2006


News from the British Composer Awards 2006.  These are the Awards given by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, supported by Radio 3 and PRS, for best compositions in classical music during the year.  2006 is the 4th year of the Awards.
       

Composer, Judith Bingham won the award for the choral category, for her piece "My Heart Strangely Warm'd".  As well as that, Bingham was short-listed in the Liturgical and the Stage Works categories.  Also short-listed were composers Tansy Davies (Orchestral category) and Roxanna Panufnik (Vocal category).

Judith Bingham