Swansea Philharmonic was one of only six choirs in the UK to be paired with a composer, as part of the 2019 Adopt a Composer project.
The Choir was delighted to be 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 journeyed several times to Swansea to work with the Choir. The first of these, Home… , was performed by the choir in our concert on 13th April 2019, as part of our 60th year anniversary, with words taken from ‘LovelyUgly‘ by Swansea poet, Rebecca Lowe.