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Ronald Corp, composer and conductor, founded the New London Children’s Choir in 1991 and his work with young musicians remains a significant and important part of his musical life. He is also founder and Musical Director of the New London Orchestra and Musical Director of the London Chorus and the Highgate Choral Society. With the New London Orchestra he has recorded a number of award winning CDs for Hyperion. He has written an extensive body of works including the cantatas And all the trumpets sounded, Laudamus, Mary’s Song, Adonai Echad, A New Song and The Hound of Heaven as well as works for unaccompanied choir (Dhammapada, Things I didn’t say). His instrumental compositions include a symphony, concertos for piano and for cello, three string quartets (number one titled ‘The Bustard’) and a clarinet quintet (‘Crawhall’). His work for children’s voices include the opera The Ice Mountain. He has written over one hundred songs and recent cycles include Songs of the Elder Sisters, Fields of the fallen, Dawn on the Somme and Letters from Lony. Many of his works are recorded on CD.