Last November saw the culmination of a major new choral commission by the Royal British Legion with funding from HLF National Lottery, Arts Council England and Bedford Creative Arts which brought together Bedford Arts Choir and Bedford Choral Society who performed Sophie’s brand new work To The Seaforths alongside the composers’ innovative and engaging arrangements of trench songs from WW1. To The Seaforths - Listen here:► https://soundcloud.com/sophie-viney/to-the-seaforths-arts-choir-and-bedford-choral-society-chamber-choir-mp3
In the spring, contemporary music ensemble Rarescale gave the world premier of Sophie’s Sonatina in 7&5 at The Forge in Camden - broadcast on Radio 3 in March.
Sonatina in 7&5 - Listen here:► http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054pb61
(via BBC playlister)
Sophie's brand new piano work, Norfolk Suite, composed for respected contemporary music specialist Jane Beament, was performed this year in several venues across the UK/London and Philadelphia, USA. Norfolk Suite - Listen here:► https://soundcloud.com/sophie-viney/norfolk-suite
Recent UK Theatre music credits include The Wild Things at The Place Bedford with collaborators No Loss Productions. Listen here:► www.soundcloud.com/sophie-viney/monster-song-from-the-wild
Lastest commissions for performance 2015/16
Anglo-American Duo: New work for piano and violin Timothy Schwarz (Vln) Jane Beament (piano).
Recording of Jericho: New song for Jazz and Blues Singer Kerry Jo Hodgkin
Sophie’s musical language is unique, but manages to encompass a number of styles, contemporary classical music, music for theatre and film, jazz and popular song. She has a particular interest in composing for the voice and she has written numerous songs and choral works. Sophie has a special affection for theatre and her works are especially suited to stage. Incidental music and songs for stage include music for The Wild Things, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aristophanes’ The Wasps (Watford Palace Theatre), All’s Well That Ends Well (Barbican Studio Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing. She has also composed and written numerous musicals for children, which have been performed in London over the past six years.
A keen promoter and collaborator of music at ‘grass-roots level’, Sophie hopes to impart through whatever musical activity she is engaged in, a love of music, regardless of age or ability.