Contemporary Music Group
The Contemporary Music Group usually gives three concerts each year. In recent years it has given concerts of contemporary Polish music, a 70th-birthday tribute to the American composer Steve Reich, and marked the 100th-birthday of American composer Elliott Carter and the 100th-anniversary of the birth of Oliver Messiaen.
In 2012-13 the CMG presented a concert of vocal and chamber music influenced by folk musics from around the world centred around a porogramme of Luciano Berio's Folk Songs and a concert exploring music for voices - both solo and choral, and a cappella and accompanied - by living British composers.
Showcasing student composers
The CMG's final concert each year is devoted to new works by undergraduate and postgraduate composers at Cardiff.
Composition lecturer Dr Robert Fokkens is Director of the Contemporary Music Group.
Concert Dates for 2013-14:
- Tuesday 3 December 2013 (University Concert Hall)
'Something New from Africa' - a concert celebrating contemporary music by African composers including Joshua Uzoigwe, Akin Euba, J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Halim El-Dabh, and Peter Louis Van Dijk.
- Tuesday 4 March 2014 (University Concert Hall)
British Voices II' - CMG continues its survey of contemporary British vocal music with a concert of works by living female composers.
- Tuesday 8 April 2014 (University Concert Hall)
End-of-year showcase of the latest works by undergraduate and postgraduate composers in the School of Music.
The CMG rehearses every Monday afternoon, 16.00-17.30 in the University Concert Hall in the School of Music.
All music is provided and there are no subscription fees.
The CMG is a group of great flexibility which specialises in contemporary repertoire, and positions are usually gained by audition. Non-music students are welcome. Auditions are usually held once a year in the first two weeks of the Autumn semester. Schedules are usually displayed on the notice board in the main entrance of the School of Music - so keep your eyes posted if you would like to be considered!