Bournemouth Proms in the park
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform 'Trembling' and 'hoping', two pieces commissioned from Alexander, the Composer-in-Residence of BSO Resound. Proms in the park. Meyrick Park, Bournemouth
Ora Singers commission
Ora Singers conducted by Suzi Digby commissioned Ave Regina Caelorum, and gave the world premiere in LSO St Luke's. Ora Singers have recorded this piece for future release on the Harmonia Mundi label. Concert review in The Times:
'Exploiting the beauties of the human voice...Alexander Campkin’s haunting Ave Regina Caelorum followed smoother paths to ecstasy'
BSO Resound announces Composer-in-Residence
Alexander Campkin has been appointed as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Resound Composer-in-Residence. Conductor James Rose said: “I feel that Alexander’s style, passion and foresight will be crucial in engaging our audiences and I am delighted to bring him on board to write for the ensemble.” Find out more.
Glorious, beauteous, golden-bright
Commissioned for vOx Chamber Choir, Oxford, directed by David Crown, December 2018
Young New Yorkers' Chorus
The Young New Yorkers' Chorus have commissioned Unwatch'd, a piece for choir which sets part of In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It will be premiered in New York City on 29 Apr 2017.
London Sinfonietta recording
The London Sinfonietta conducted by Gregory Rose have recorded Counting my Numberless Fingers. The CD has been released on NMC Recordings. The launch event in Kings Place was part of the CoMA National Festival of Contemporary Music.
National Youth Choir of Great Britain perform Alexander's 'Unwatch'd' in the Snape Proms in Snape Maltings, Suffolk, 27 August 2018
The Bells of the City of God
first performed by Truro Cathedral Choir directed by Christopher Gray at Truro Cathedral’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve 2018
The crimson sun
Commissioned for The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, directed by Richard Pinel, December 2018
Tallis Scholars commission and broadcast
The Tallis Scholars commissioned a new setting of Miserere mei. Following numerous performances in Europe and the US, the Tallis Scholars conducted by Peter Phillips broadcast the piece on France Musique.
Commission: Orgelbüchlein Project
Alexander has been commissioned to write a piece as part of the Orgelbüchlein Project. This is a 'major international composition project to complete J S Bach's Orgelbuechlein. Find out more
Alexander's composition Spring bells commissioned by Diversity Choir was performed in the Royal Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam, conducted by Jan Rautio. This piece for choir and orchestra sets a text by Keith Douglas.