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Drumming at the Bath Festival – CCG & Synergy Vocals

The Colin Currie Group continues its return to live music in the UK with a performance of Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming’ in the acoustical splendor of the Bath Abbey at the Bath Music Festival. No ensemble is currently more closely associated with this work and this concert on May the 20th is a fabulous chance for… Read more »

Triple Anniversary for Steve Reich, Colin Currie Group and Drumming

December the 3rd 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the World Premiere of ‘Drumming’ by Steve Reich – in the composer’s 85th year and marking 15 whole years of my ensemble, Colin Currie Group, which was founded initially in order to perform that exact work. In 2006 Steve turned 70 and the BBC approached me about an event to mark… Read more »

French Premiere of Traveler’s Prayer

On November 6th, the Colin Currie Group ends their European tour with a performance at the Philharmonie de Paris. Along with their long-standing collaborators Synergy Vocals, the group will be performing a program of Steve Reich’s music, including Traveler’s Prayer, Tehillim and Music for 18 Musicians.  The performance will take place in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, and marks… Read more »

“Steve Reich ‘Traveler’s Prayer’ Comes to Life in Amsterdam”

Our highly treasured world premiere by Steve Reich, ‘Traveler’s Prayer’ has finally come into this world, in concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Royal Festival Hall, to wrapt and enthused capacity audiences. We are elated! Once again, it was glorious to be joined by Synergy Vocals, who give the music its uniquely dignified glow, and… Read more »

Happy 85th Birthday, Steve Reich!

This Sunday, October 3rd, marks an extraordinary anniversary for one of music’s greatest pioneers – the 85th birthday of Steve Reich. Of the many causes for celebration on this day, I would perhaps say that his current and tireless musical trajectory is foremost. In just a couple of weeks, my ensemble and Synergy Vocals will… Read more »

Traveler’s Prayer

This October, the Colin Currie Group and long-standing collaborators Synergy Vocals embark on one of their most exciting projects to date: a European tour for the world premiere of the new Steve Reich piece Traveler’s Prayer. Composed with the group in mind, this 15 minute work sets part of the book of Psalms to music. Harmonically rich and complex, it is set… Read more »

Three performances of Music for 18 Musicians in a day!

Colin Currie Group return to the Southbank Centre on 3 July 2021 to perform Steve Reich’s captivating Music for 18 Musicians. Joined by long-time collaborators Synergy Vocals, this will be the first time that the group have performed a piece of this scale since the start of the pandemic. The group will present three performances… Read more »

Drumming at 50

Colin spoke to Josh Quillen from Sō Percussion about Steve Reich’s Drumming, which is central to Colin Currie Group’s repertoire. When asked about what’s different about the Colin Currie Group’s approach to the piece, Colin explained the following: “We’re hoping it’s a very expansive version … it’s quite hard-hitting and we’re not afraid to take… Read more »

Colin Currie Quartet at the Polyphonic Concert Club

Colin Currie Quartet will appear in the Polyphonic Concert Club: a series of six online chamber performances, also featuring Jennifer Pike, I Fagiolini, Red Priest, Castalian String Quartet and Isata Kenneh-Mason. The concert will be premiered on 18 March at 7:30pm and is available to watch on-demand until 29 April 2021. The hour-long programme was… Read more »

International Co-Creative Academy 2021 Gala

Colin Currie Quartet were due to start the year in Hong Kong, however due to ongoing restrictions, the quartet presented a pre-recorded performance in place of a live concert on 7 January. The online gala concert is still available to watch for HK$80 [approx. £7.50], and once purchased, you can watch for up to 24… Read more »