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Commissioning Music


In 2014, we set out to commission our first work created especially for our Community Music Day, a time when we bring together children and adults, ringers, singers, and instrumentalists, beginners, professionals, and amateurs, all lovers of music.

With a $600 grant from the Woodbury Bethlehem Community Music Foundation to kick start the project along with contributions for our supporters, we engaged Rob Hugh, Connecticut teacher and composer for our first commissioned work.

The goal of our commissions, is to have works that involve the entire community.

We are now looking to future Community Music Days with a goal to raise funds for a second commissioned community work.

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Commissioning Music


Rob Hugh, composer & teacher

Rob Hugh
Composer & Teacher

Our first commissioned work, an arrangement of How Can I Keep from Singing was written by Rob Hugh especially for our Community Music Day bringing together children and adult singers, handbell ringers, and local instrumentalists.

It will be premiered at our re-scheduled Community Music Day Ring & Sing on November 8, 2015.