Karen Kirkland Music | Composer - Performer - Teacher

New choral works premiered at Shrewsbury Abbey

New choral works premiered at Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury Brass Band and Of One Accord choir perform two new choral compositions by composer Karen Kirkland at Shrewsbury Abbey.

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Symphony Hall - Prestigious venue for Karen's choral works

Symphony Hall - Prestigious venue for Karen's choral works

A Shropshire composer's work is due to be performed at one of the region's most prestigious venues next month. Karen Kirkland, who lives in Ditton Priors near Bridgnorth, will be at the Sing! With Music Mark West Midlands at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on February 12th.

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Sing with Music Mark West Midlands - Symphony Hall

Sing with Music Mark West Midlands - Symphony Hall

SING! with Music Mark West Midlands and Karen Kirkland Music - afternoon workshop and evening choral concert at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Karen Kirkland Music is pleased to announce that Karen's choral composition "A Peace Blessing" is to be performed as part of the workshop and evening choral concert at Symphony Hall.

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Bridgnorth child orchestra hitting the right note

Bridgnorth child orchestra hitting the right note

From keyboard and cello to clarinet and flute - a children's orchestra is hitting the right note. The Bridgnorth Stompers are made up of children from schools in and around the Bridgnorth district. The group is open to any child in full-time education and welcomes children of any standard who play any instrument. Led by local musician Karen Kirkland from Shropshire Music Service, they perform all over Shropshire and help raise money for charity.

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"A Peace Blessing" by Karen Kirkland now available on "Sing Up"

"A Peace Blessing" composed by Karen Kirkland is now available as a free download on "Sing Up". Join voices around the world in songs of unity and strength on World Peace Day, September 21st with One Day One Choir.

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Creativity in Education

Creativity in Education

"The role of education is to prepare children for a world that hasn't been invented yet." Karen Kirkland 2017

 When I was at school, the role of a web designer or computer programmer didn't exist. The world is so different now. We have 24/7 mobile technology that keeps us in touch with the world. Good or bad, these innovations are here to stay and new ones are being invented all the time. As educators we have to prepare our students to think and be creative in this rapidly changing world. Our future depends on creative innovation. 

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Karen Kirkland music and One Day One Choir team up with Music Mark

Karen Kirkland music and One Day One Choir team up with Music Mark

Karen Kirkland Music, One Day One Choir Sing Up and Music Mark have teamed up to offer you a fantastic FREE SONG for you to download and sing! The Song "A Peace Blessing" composed by Karen Kirkland, is perfect for choirs, schools, choral groups large or small or soloists. 

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Live Music Week with Shropshire Music Service

Live Music Week with Shropshire Music Service

Karen Kirkland performs live music in Shropshire Schools - part of Live music week - Shropshire Music Service. 

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Successful tour to Spain with Of One Accord Choir

Successful tour to Spain with Of One Accord Choir

Of One Accord Choir, based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire have amazed audiences during their recent tour to Southern Spain with Karen Kirkland. The choir performed 5 concerts in 6 days in the region of Murcia.

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The Film Orchestra perform music by John Williams

The Film Orchestra perform music by John Williams

Scoring for Screen - A John Williams Celebration. The Film Orchestra, TFO concert band and TFO choir join forces for a concert at Kidderminster Town Hall.

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One Day One Choir

One Day One Choir

Karen Kirkland supports global choral initiative "One Day One Choir". Karen's compositon " A Peace Blessing" is adopted by One Day One Choir and is available through the projects website.

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Karen Kirkland explains why schools should get singing

Karen Kirkland explains why schools should get singing

Singing and games were the highlight of my school week but then I loved music and sport. I remember singing in assembly. What a great way to start the day! 

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Shropshire Sings event perform 12 new songs by Karen Kirkland

Shropshire Sings event perform 12 new songs by Karen Kirkland

New songs premiered by Shropshire Sings. More than 2,000 children from all over the county gathered for a huge singing event called Shropshire Sings.

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Froncysylite Male Voice choir perform with Bridgnorth Schools Ensemble

Froncysylite Male Voice choir perform with Bridgnorth Schools Ensemble

Bridgnorth Schools Ensemble, conducted by Karen Kirkland, recently performed along side the internationally renowned Froncysylite Male Voice choir at St Marys church, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

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Shropshire Review - What would I do without my music

Shropshire Review - What would I do without my music

Karen Kirkland is interviewed about her life with music. "What would I do without my music?"

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Karen Kirkland - Resident composer with Millgate house Education

Karen Kirkland - Resident composer with Millgate house Education

Karen Kirkland, Millgate House Education's resident composer, produces sheet music and singing resources for all occasions and abilities.

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The Guardian reviews Karen's album

The Guardian reviews Karen's album

How to teach Christmas carols and festive songs. The Muppets, festive alphabets and snowmen marches. This article in the Guardian reviews Karen's album.

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Shropshire Music Education Partnership

Shropshire Music Education Partnership

Karen Kirkland is a member of the Shropshire Music Education Partnership. This Shropshire Music Hub is a group of organisations whose collective aim is to promote and facilitate high quality musical learning and experiences throughout the county.

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Brown Clee Primary School Perform A Snowman Winked At Me

Brown Clee Primary School Perform A Snowman Winked At Me

Christmas performance at Brown Clee Primary School - performance of songs from Karen's Christmas CD " A Snowman winked at me". Karen is pictured with some of the performers. 

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Of One Accord Choir In Shrewsbury Performs Karens Music

Of One Accord Choir In Shrewsbury Performs Karens Music

Of One Accord choir, a mixed voice choir based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, recently released their Christmas cd featuring the carol " Hear the Angels Sing" by composer Karen Kirkland. Several other works composed by Karen have also been premiered by Of One Accord. "Hear the Angels sing " is available as sheet music.

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