Second job for Judith Weir

Second job for Judith Weir


norman lebrecht

July 22, 2014

Press release, just landed:


judith weir




The BBC Singers today announced the appointment of Judith Weir CBE as their new Associate Composer from January 2015, in a tenure running until 2018.


It follows the announcement that Judith Weir will be Peter Maxwell Davies’s successor as Master of the Queen’s Music, the first ever female composer to take up the role.


Weir will be the fourth composer to take up the position with the BBC Singers, following in the footsteps of Gabriel Jackson, who held the post from 2010 to 2013, Judith Bingham, and Edward Cowie who was the first BBC Singers Associate Composer in 2002.