TENSO Young Composers Workshop 2016-17

Sarah was selected to take part in TENSO Network Europe’s Young Composers Workshop 2016-17, where she worked with Ensemble Aedes on fragments of a new choral work, alongside the TENSO Amsterdam Days 2016 ‘Visions & Memories | Tenso European Choir Festival’.

In the second round of the Workshop, Sarah developed her initial sketches, and these were rehearsed and recorded by the Helkinsi Chamber Choir at TENSO Days Mechelen 2017.

Tenso, the European Network for professional chamber choirs, organizes a series of workshops under the direction of composer/conductor James Wood and with the participation of professional choirs, to stimulate young composers to write for chamber choir. Using (fragments of) a score as starting point, the goal of the workshops is to make room for a significant contribution from all participants and to explore various elements such as dramatic effects, vocal range and colour, text setting, and other compositional tools.


  • Reminisc√©nce – SATB Choir a cappella