Cecilia's List is a new website to promote sacred music composed by women, created by Kathryn Rose, a composition PhD student at the University of Aberdeen.
Named for St Cecilia, the patron saint of music and church musicians, the site will launch on her feast day on 22nd November 2017 with a catalogue of works by a selection of women composers, organised seasonally. Over time it will expand to include week-by-week recommendations matched to the lectionary, and regular features such as interviews with composers and church musicians.
Music by women is often sidelined in the English sacred choral tradition because of practical barriers to introducing new music and the administrative challenge of finding pieces suitable for particular occasions. It's possible to attend church weekly for months without hearing any work by women composers. Cecilia's List will mean that from 22nd November, people who want to include music by women in church services will find it easier to do so.
For more information, contact Kathryn: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ceciliaslist.org