The Corvus Consort presents “Twelve Composers Composing”, a project of new commissions for the Twelve Days of Christmas 2020.
After all of our Christmas performances were cancelled, we've launched this project to support young professional musicians – both singers and composers – by providing them with an artistic opportunity at this very difficult time.
Twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers have been commissioned to write twelve new miniature works based on the text of the well-known song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
Taking the song’s familiar list of gifts as their texts, the new works will be 30-second miniatures for a choir of twelve voices, and will feature in twelve short videos to be released on the Twelve Days of Christmas — starting on Christmas Day and running until 5th January 2021.
Your donations will go towards the various costs associated with the project, the largest of which being the all-important fees to the young composers and singers who are taking part.
Fundraising for charity
10% of all money raised by this crowdfunding campaign will go to Crisis this Christmas. Crisis works throughout the year to tackle homelessness, and their annual Christmas fundraiser helps those members of our society most in need of support, at a time of year which is all about community and companionship — “no one should be homeless and alone this Christmas”.