Paul Ayres

Paul Ayres
composer & arranger
choral conductor & musical director
organist & accompanist

forthcoming premieres:

The isle is full of noises
for choir and piano - words by Shakespeare (in English) and Bai Juyi (in Mandarin)
winner of North Dakota State University's Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize, premiere 8 March in Fargo (ND), then performed on tour in the USA, Iceland and Scotland

The Harmony of Heaven and Earth
a three-movement work for choir, handbells and piano
commissioned by Marquette Choral Society, Michigan, premiere 25 April

Abba Yitkadash Shemakh
a setting of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic for choir with solo viola (or clarinet)
commissioned by I Cantori of Walla Walla University, Washington, premiere 16 May