SV Funding

Over the years, projects carried out by Scottish Voices (sometimes in collaboration with other musicians) have received grant funding from local, national and international funding bodies, including The Scottish Arts Council, Creative Scotland, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, The Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK, The Chancellor’s Fund of Glasgow University , The Australia Council and from many concert organisations, especially in conservatoires, universities and colleges: not only in Scotland, but also south of the Scottish border (for example: the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK), east of the English Channel (for example: the Animusic Congress of Portugal), west of the Atlantic (for example: the Covington Arts Centre of Radford University, Virginia) and south of the Equator. Details of some of these are given on the Personnal/Director’s page of this website.

Covington Arts Centre, Radford University, 2019-2020 Project

Funded by Radford University, Virgina, United States. Radford University is also (amongst other things) the home of the Centre for Appalachian Studies, which has had a long-standing connection with the School of Scottish Studies of Edinburgh University. This project made possible the performance and recording of works by Scottish composer John Gormley, two composers from the “Scottish Diaspora” (composers currently living in the United States, but raised and educated in Glasgow and Edinburgh), in addition to works by other American composers (Bruce Mahin and Kendall Kennison) and Graham Hair’s Hebridean Verses and Latin-American Carols.

Mediterranean Songs Project

Commisioned by Creative Scotland; performances and recordings supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK. Songs for 2, 3 and 4 women’s voices and piano, to texts in Italian by Salvatore Quasimodo. Details of this work are given on the Personnel/Director’s page of this website (under “Compositions (selected list)”). The score (PDF) and audio (m4a) files of the duet components of this work are downloadable from the media/Scores and media/audio pages of this website. The trio and quartet components will soon be downloadable also.

The Great Circle Project

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK and the Scottish Arts Council. Symphony for Voices and Orchestra or for Voices, 2 Pianos and 2 Percussionists. Part 1: Into the South; Part 2: Pacific Pathways; Part 3: The Flow of Occurence.

The O Venezia Project

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK. Cantata in 4 parts, for 4 women’s voices and harp, on Venetian themes, historic and contemporary, to texts in English, French, German, Italian, Latin and other languages.

The Lament for Hagia Sophia Project

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UKChorus (SSAATTBB) and Electro-acoustic Sound. Commissioned by the Cappella Nova Chorus, Glasgow, 2000 and recorded by the Astra Chamber Music Society, Melbourne, 2008 and by Scottish Voices, 2019

The Australian Fellowship Project

Funded by the Australia Council. A series of works, mostly on Australian themes, for Australian ensembles, choirs and soloists. Repeated in performances and recordings in Scotland and the United States.

Microtonal Project Series

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK.  An on-going series of works begun by the Rosegarden Codicil Project. Details of this series (and of the Rosegarden Codicil Project) given on the Personnel/Director’s page of this website (under “Compositions (selected list)”).

Trancendental Studies Project

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK, and supported by a residency at the Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne. A series of twelve concert studies for solo piano, on themes from the Australian poets, including John Shaw Neilson, Alan Gould, Christopher Brennan, Mark O’Connor, Rosemary Dobson, David Malouf, Judith Wright, A D Hope and James McAuley. Completion of definitive, revised versions of some of these Studies was made possible by a composer-residency at the Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne in the Autumn of 2010. PDF files of the  scores from this project will be available soon from the media/scores page of this website.

Sacred Songbook Project

Supported by a residency at the Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne. A “multi-cultural” cycle of motets to texts from the three principal “Abrahamic” traditions.  Collaborators: Amanda Morrison (soprano), Ingrid Pearson (clarinet) and the Edinburgh String Quartet; St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh: Festival of Spirituality and Peace (Rev Donald Reid); Burrell Museum, Glasgow (Ms Noorah al-Gailani). Completion of definitive, revised versions of some of these motets was made possible by a composer-residency at the Montsalvat Arts Centre in Melbourne in the Autumn of 2010. PDF files of the  scores from this project will be available soon from the media/scores page of this website.

Octet with Voices Project

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK and the Scottish Arts Council. Project in collaboration with the Ives Quartet and Mockingbirds (Vocal Quartet), with the Hawthorne Quartet and Pandora’s Vox (Vocal Quartet) and with the Edinburgh Quartet and Scottish Voices. The score (PDF)  and a recording of the Octet with Voices will be available soon from the media/scores and media/audio pages of this website