There are various workshops and premieres of my pieces coming up over the second half of 2021 so I will update this page with videos/recordings as they happen.
Premiering 11 December 2021 at All Saints Church, Ponsonby
2020 SOUNZ Community Commission, in collaboration with Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus
Premiering 19 June 2021 at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
As recipients of the 2020-2021 SOUNZ Community Commission, composer Jessie Leov and Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus have joined forces to create an original a cappella piece for women's voices. Six months down the line, what has resulted from this exciting collaboration is a new choral work that will take you on a voyage through sound and rhythm.
Join us at the internationally renowned and historical auditorium Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (formally the Nelson School of Music) for this special premiere event.
Tickets available here:
Premiering at the 2021 University of Auckland Student Choir & Student Orchestra Joint Concert
Commissioned as part of the 2020 Happy Composer Commission Project, launched by US choral composer Carlos Cordero.
Selected to be workshopped by Voices NZ Chamber Choir at the NZ Choral Federation Choral Connect Convention, July 2021
Recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington for the 2018 NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards.
Contact me to access the recording (not permitted to share it publicly).
Premiered at the Suffrage 125 Lunchtime Concert featuring women composers and performers, University of Auckland School of Music. Performed by Courtney Evison.
Premiered at Nelson Composers Workshop Showcase Concert, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, July 2018
Old School is a new children's play from NZ-based author and playwright Frances Steinberg. In 2020 I was commissioned to compose and arrange the 14-song soundtrack for the play, which is now working towards its onstage premiere.
This 32-song full-length musical is a collaborative project from creative team Marlon Richards & Jessie Leov, currently working towards its onstage premiere. Take Back The Universe was workshopped by Red Scare Theatre Company in 2018, and was selected to be featured at the NZ Music Theatre Company's Music Unleashed Showcase at the Civic Theatre in 2019. TBTU is currently working towards its debut production.
Watch the Civic Theatre performance here.
Directed by Nina Wells, Birds of a Feather was a Silver Award winner for the Spotlight Film Documentary Awards (2015) and an Official Selection for the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (2016).
Watch my composing reel for Birds of a Feather here.