Composers' Group

Membership of the SSG Composers’ Group is open to anyone who is interested in composing music or writing texts for the Roman Catholic liturgy.

If you would like to receive information about the Composers’ Group’s activities, you are invited to join the SSG Composers’ Group email list. Simply click here to email Alan Smith, the Composers’ Group Secretary, and he will add you to the mailing list and be in touch.

All communication about the Composers’ Group business will be carried out via email, so do please sign-up.

Programme for 2020

A live webinar in September [Advent & Christmas]) in the course of which seasonal compositions submitted by Group members will be examined and discussed. (I am sorry that we weren’t able to deliver a session in January.)

3 live webinar presentations in April, July and November which will be teaching sessions, addressing aspects of composition submitted by Group members. These will been hosted on Zoom. Group members have been emailed with set-up details for the initial test meetings. 

The weekend conference, 5–6 June (Friday evening & Saturday), including a talk by an established liturgical composer, discussion of new music, and liturgies, etc. Sadly, this has had to be postponed until circumstances permit.

A private Facebook page for the Group to provide ongoing support and opportunity for news and discussion.

Alan Smith

Secretary, SSG Composers Group

  • Webinars — online sessions when Group members present their music from home using their own computer, and discuss it live with other members. (These live sessions will be archived, for re-watching subsequently.)
  • Presentations — online sessions every other month when composers and arrangers give presentations about the ‘how to’ of composing and arranging. (These live sessions will be archived, for re-watching subsequently.)
  • An annual SSG Composers Group weekend meeting — Friday to Saturday, residential, and with input from an experienced composer.

Alan Smith

Secretary, SSG Composers Group

28 March 2020


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