Chris’ music has been performed throughout the UK by various ensembles including the Orchestra of Opera North, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Lontano, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Orchestra as well as being broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He studied music and fine art at Liverpool University with Stephen Pratt, and composition at Newcastle University with Roger Redgate and Agustin Fernandez.
During 2004-2005 he was composer in association with the City of Birmingham Choir. His music featured in the London Wind Festival, the spnm Mersey New Sounds Festival, and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. In 2006 he received the British Composer Award in the Making Music category for O Lord, Remember composed for the City of Birmingham Choir.
In 2011-12 he was part of the Equinox project that brought together choral and instrumental performers from 12 culturally diverse choirs and percussion ensembles. The resulting piece, Koinonia, was premiered at Symphony Hall in 2012.
Recent work is based around PhD research under the supervision of Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton. He continues to explore working relationships in collaborative projects with non professional performers. Current projects involve Brackley and District Band, The Kensington Symphony Orchestra, Ex Urbe and CoMA London.
Chris’ brass music is published by Wright and Round Ltd.
He is Director of Music and Performing Arts at a school in the West Midlands, and currently lives in Leamington Spa.
All music, artwork and photography copyright C. Long 1994-2017