Stephen is a freelance cellist, conductor and composer who moved to Cornwall in 2000. He has played regularly with the orchestra of New Devon Opera, and Red Earth Opera, and for many other shows and choral societies in Devon and Cornwall. He was Musical Director of Bodmin Musical Theatre Company from 2010-2016 and also has a homepage with Totnes Music Now.
STEPHEN BROWN ‘Cello
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His compositions include four string quartets, all written for the Corineus Quartet, and various chamber and orchestral works for voice mostly written for the singer Maria Heseltine. His setting of John Wesley’s Thou hidden source of calm repose was performed at Truro Cathedral in 2016, and the orchestral Two Sonnets by Rupert Brooke was first performed in Penzance in 2014. One of these, The Soldier was subsequently performed in Plymouth and Liskeard by international soprano Nadine Benjamin. 2018 saw the premiere of Fear no more the heat o’ the sun for mezzo-soprano and orchestra with Maria Heseltine as soloist, and in September 2019 his setting of Wilfrid Gibson’s Second World War poem In Hexham Abbey for soprano, baritone choir and orchestra was performed in Penzance with soloists Elinor Chapman and Jesse Giuliani, with Helston Chamber Choir and the Orchestra of St Mary’s. A selected composition portfolio is below He is currently working on an opera project with the artist Ken Barrett.
Stephen is a freelance cellist, conductor and composer who moved to Cornwall in 2000. He has played regularly with the orchestra of New Devon Opera, and Red Earth Opera, and for many other shows and choral societies in Devon and Cornwall. He was Musical Director of Bodmin Musical Theatre Company from 2010-2016 and also has a homepage with Totnes Music Now. His compositions include four string quartets, all written for the Corineus Quartet, and various chamber and orchestral works for voice mostly written for the singer Maria Heseltine. His setting of John Wesley’s Thou hidden source of calm repose was performed at Truro Cathedral in 2016, and the orchestral Two Sonnets by Rupert Brooke was first performed in Penzance in 2014. One of these, The Soldier was subsequently performed in Plymouth and Liskeard by international soprano Nadine Benjamin. 2018 saw the premiere of Fear no more the heat o’ the sun for mezzo-soprano and orchestra with Maria Heseltine as soloist, and September 2019 will see a setting of Wilfrid Gibson’s Second World War poem In Hexham Abbey for soprano, baritone choir and orchestra performed in Penzance with soloists Elinor Chapman and Jesse Giuliani, with Helston Chamber Choir and the Orchestra of St Mary’s. He is currently working on an opera project with the artist Ken Barrett.
STEPHEN BROWN ‘Cello
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