WayWORD festival have commissioned Gemma McGregor and Christine De Luca to create an event that will mix poems about Orkney and Shetland with music by Gemma. The poems are in Shetland dialect - Wirds kyerried on ocean’s shiftin tides. Christine will read her poems and The Outwith Ensemble will perform the new work at The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, at the WayWORD Festival on 19th September, 2023.
On Easter Sunday (9th April, 2023) BBC Scotland will broadcast a recording of Gemma McGregor's choral work, Love Was His Meaning. This piece was recorded in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, by the National Youth Choir Girls Chorus, conducted by Christopher Bell. The work will be part of the programme, Reflections at the Quay, and will be made available on BBC iPlayer after the broadcast.
Sculptor Anne Bevan and Gemma McGregor, composer gave a presentation about their collaboration on the film, Beside the Deep Ocean of Time (filmed by Mark Jenkins) as part of the Creative Islands: Land, Sea, Pasts, Futures - Seminar workshop that was held on 24th February 2023. The film was screened after the presentation at the Orkney Research and Innovation Campus, Stromness, Orkney.
'Sagas and Seascapes' - a performance of live music and film by Nordic Viola on 15th-17th August 8:30pm Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh and online with composer Q and A with Katherine Wren & composers Gemma McGregor, Linda Buckley and Eli Tausen á Lava on 18th August at 7pm via Scottish Storytelling Centre website. More information at sagasandseascapes.com/events. Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase.
'Love was His Meaning' (SSA & harp) will be performed at Somerville College, Oxford University at 6pm on 14th July, 2022.
University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir to perform 'Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled' as part of their tour on 8th, 9th and 11th June 2022 at St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney and Dornoch Cathedral under conductor Sam Paul.
Outside My Window by The Experimental Music Project (15.04.22) A musical collaboration between composer, Gemma McGregor, and sound artist, Amy Beeston, is to culminate in two performances of their music that includes recordings, improvisation and a new trio for flute, violin and piano. The material is based on reports of new appreciation for sounds during lockdown and includes anecdotes from the Kirkwall Women's Book Club. Friday 15th April at The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, at 17-18.00pm and 19-20.00pm. For bookings, call: 01856 850209
'Drift', for soprano & clarinet will premier on a Zoom performance by Turning the Elements on 26.03.22 at 13.30pm alongside commissions by Linda Buckley & Aidan O'Rourke
My new structured improvisation for mixed ensemble was performed by Spectrum, University of Aberdeen's new music group as part of the CoMA sharing day on 6.03.2022
My work for clarinet, violin, viola & cello 'Our Lady of Sorrows & Danger' will be performed as part of the programme 'Sagas and Seascapes' by Nordic Viola on 25.09.21 at Shetland's Museum & Archive Boat Hall.
On Sunday 1st August at 10am, the Open Score Club will perform online a brand new graphic score by composer Gemma McGregor: Runes. Details from CoMA Glasgow.
The album "Music from the Islands" vol. 3 is to be released by Tutl Records in July 2021. It will include A Slaughter of Ravens by Gemma McGregor. It presents music from Orkney, Faroe, Sealand, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Sicily, Malta and Gran Canarias. The recording features clarinetist, Jože Kotar (principal clarinetist RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra) and Italian pianist, Luca Ferrini. They will perform music from the album at Summartona Festival, Faroe Islands, from 13-15 July.