Swansea Philharmonic is one of only six choirs in the UK to be paired with a composer, as part of this year’s prestigious Adopt a Composer project.
The Choir is delighted to have been paired with Nathan Dearden a Welsh composer and conductor, whose music has been commissioned, performed, featured and workshopped by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tippett Quartet, Genesis Sixteen, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales to name but a few. His music regularly features in concerts across the UK and overseas.
Nathan is currently a performance manager, visiting tutor in music composition, conductor of the New Voices Consort and New Music Collective and postgraduate research scholar at Royal Holloway, University of London. More information about Nathan can be found at https://nathanjamesdearden.com/
Nathan has journeyed several times to Swansea to work with the Choir. The Choir has started rehearsing ‘Home…’ , the first of three new ‘postcards’ which Nathan is writing for us in 2019, our 60th year anniversary, with words taken from ‘LovelyUgly’ by Swansea poet, Rebecca Lowe.