A Child Like You shortlisted for award

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 29 October 2015

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Foden's Band are pleased to announce that 'A Child Like You' from the pen of their composer in residence Andy Scott has been shortlisted (final three works) in the Wind & Brass Category at the British Composer Awards with the winner due to be announced on the 9th December at the Southbank, London.

'A Child Like You' depicts the real life story of a 17 year old Ugandan Asian who fled Uganda in 1972 under the brutal regime of Idi Amin, and who subsequently lived with the family of composer Andy Scott via UK refugee camps. Andy subsequently composed music and lyrics that are powerful and thought provoking, producing a 15 minute mini opera featuring soprano/narrator Anna-Clare Monk, harpist Lauren Scott, Foden’s Band and four young musicians from Foden’s Youth Band who both play and narrate.

'A Child Like You' was the recipient of a prestigious commission from PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial and subsequently received performances at the Southbank Centre, London, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the Commonwealth Games Celebrations as well as the world première which was held at the RNCM on the 2nd May 2014

Foden's and the above musicians will next perform the work at the prestigious RNCM Brass Band Festival on the 30th January 2016

A promotional video of the work recorded during a rehearsal in Sandbach can be viewed via the below

Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson