Recently Pounds has been commissioned to write a new orchestral piece by the Ely Sinfonia. This is to celebrate their 10th anniversary. It will be performed in the Cathedral in October together with Beethoven's Fifth and the Mozart Requiem. The Composer told me that he was “really pleased to have been asked and [that] they have asked me to consider the acoustics of the cathedral in perhaps employing some off-stage performers as well.” It will be an event to look forward to, if his other orchestral works are anything to go by.
The composer is also hoping to produce a CD of his chamber music and naturally I am looking forward to receiving a review copy!