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Welcoming Derri

We’re truly excited to welcome Derri Joseph Lewis to the Stainer & Bell catalogue with his choral work Something Exciting, written for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and nominated for an Ivors Composer Award.

Among the brightest of emerging creative voices in music, Derri is a composer whose work engages with contemporary subjects, notably issues of LGBTQIA+ identity. Dedicated to the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Something Exciting (SSAATB voices) is a vivid autobiographical testimony to the complex experience of coming out to parents. Derri’s own words from an actual WhatsApp text to his father are set to uplifting music conveying the unique sense of affirmation and anxiety of that moment (more…


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