Twelve of the UK’s most exciting young composers have been commissioned to write twelve new miniature works based on the text of the well-known song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Taking the song’s familiar list of gifts as their texts, the new works will be 30-second miniatures for a choir of twelve voices, and will feature in twelve short videos to be released on the Twelve Days of Christmas — starting on Christmas Day and running until 5th January 2021.
This project aims to support young professional musicians — both composers and singers — by providing them with an artistic opportunity at this very difficult time. In the run-up to Christmas, the Consort will be introducing the twelve composers and twelve singers via a social media advent calendar, with posts featuring one artist each day.
The Consort is running a crowdfunding campaign to make this project possible, and 10% of all money raised through the crowdfunder will be donated to Crisis this Christmas.