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"a stylish, colourfully orchestrated piece, its quiet, twitchy first bars the prelude to the titular 'surge' of energy"

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The music of prize-winning Scottish composer, collaborator and music educator Claire McCue has been performed across  the UK, as well as Internationally, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland. She is currently based in her hometown, Glasgow. 



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News

 

Coming soon...

news of a development with Edinburgh Contemporary Orchestra


August 2019: Looking forward to getting started soon on a new commission for NYCoS National Girl's Choir...


August 2019: "Kneeling"  (SATB & clarinet) will be performed again by The Choir of Old Saint Pauls and clarinettist Calum Rbertson in their fringe concerts.

Details here: http://composerclairemccue.com/events.html

 

May 2019: Delighted to have been shortlisted again for the New Music Scotland Awards, 2019, in the chamber music category. Congratulations to James Dillon, the winner!  

 

May 2019: Brilliant performances of three of my children's songs, by RSNO Junior Chorus Preliminary and training choirs at their 40th Anniversary concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall! I loved seing all the young singers enjoying them so much :) 

 

May 2019: Brilliant performances of three of my children's songs, by RSNO Junior Chorus Preliminary and training choirs at their 40th Anniversary concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall! I loved seing all the young singers enjoying them so much :) 


May 2019: Enjoyed watching the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's choral concert, including one of my pentatonic songs for the pre-juniors, New Auditorium, Glasgow 2019. 


April 2019: Fantastic premiere and singing and choreography of my newest children's song "Rollercoaster Rde" from NYCoS youngest boys choir - your singing (and energetic choreography) was fantastic! 

 

January 2019: I'm feeling very priviliged to have been selected to start the year on a LEAP Artist Development programme, produced by SERIOUS and supported by the Paul Hamyln Foundation. We had talks from Industry experts, delivered workshops working with  fellow artists, and set about ideas for how to use our seed funding for new project ideas. After an intense 4 days at Cats Abbey, Oxford, I left feeling exhausted, but inspired and motivated by the amazing work of other musicians and speakers.

 

December 2018:The talented pre-juniors choir from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be singing one of my children's song "There's a Dinosaur in My Garden" in their Christmas concert at City Halls, Glasgow. 

 

 

November 2018: Looking forward to performances this month in Glasgow and Edinburgh of "I Regret Your Sex" , with Juice vocal ensemble (SSA)..

 

 

September 2018: In progress... new commission for The Night With... series, composing for fantastic London based Vocal trio "Juice". Performances  in Glasgow & Edinburgh in November 2018.

 

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April 2018: An exciting new commission is now underway for  a collaboration with the National Youth Performing Arts Companies, working together for the first time.Youths from the National Youth Theatre of Scotland,  Y-Dance, National Youth Choir of Scotland and National Youth Orchestra of Scotland will be performing an hour long original performance in Old Fruitmarket as part of the Merchant City Festival and European Games in August.