Composer Janet Wheeler (NC 1975) and Saffron Walden-based chamber choir the Granta Chorale perform choral works to celebrate 150 years since the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, alongside new compositions for Newnham’s own Anniversary.
JANET WHEELER is a versatile and award-winning British composer, writing primarily for choirs. She also works as a much-admired choral conductor, based in the Saffron Walden and Cambridge area. A junior exhibitioner at the Guildhall School of Music from the age of 10, Janet went on to read music at Cambridge, where she studied composition with Robin Holloway and Hugh Wood. After running a secondary school music department, she became a music producer for BBC Schools Radio primary music for eight years before specialising entirely in her composing and conducting.