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9th and 23rd June 2018

Premiere and second performance of "Pax, Amor, Caritas" (A Cappella) by Concentus Choir in Seaford and Eastbourne, Sussex UK.


23rd August 2018

Premiere of "Who is My Neighbour" by Lumen  Choir, St John on Bethnal Green, London.


September 2018

Lumen de Lumine, which includes "Who is My Neighbour" Convivium Records available available on Spotify and Itunes


10th November 2018

"Fast Ride on a Short Machine" for violin, bass clarinet and marimba were performed by F-Plus at the Cincinnati Conservatory in Ohio, USA. This is the world premiere of the version for violin, bass clarinet and marimba. The version for cello, bass clarinet and marimba was previously perfomed by The Riot Ensemble in Brighton, UK, in 2017.


November 2018

One of the  "Two Songs from Shakespeare" for Baritone and Piano were performed by Baritone Alex Roose and broadcast on Australian Radio.




The Birley Centre, Eastbourne,

Saturday February 23rd 2019, 19.30

"Pax, Amor Caritas"

The winner of the Concentus competition,  this piece for A Cappella choir (SATB with divisions) is a setting of a specially written poem sung in Latin.  There is also a version of this piece with a marimba accompaniment.





Spread love and happiness

Care for the homeless

Those who sleep on the streets

The lonely

Care for mankind

The hungry



Care for the people



"Who is My Neighbour"

This work for A Cappella choir (SATB) was commissioned by Lumen Choir and appears on their debut album with Convivium records "Lumen de Lumine". The texts are from:

Luke 10, Matthew 25, and Fatal Journeys Vol 3 Part 1 - Improving Data on Missing Migrants International Organisation for Migration Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (2017)



"To Those Who Pass Through My City"

This piece for  Choir (SATB) and String Quartet (or piano) is a setting of very moving poetru by Dalal Al Mrchid about her home town of Alleppo, Syria. It is hoped it will be premiered early in 2019.


WITHOUT BORDERS  An evening with the Modulus String Quartet and the New Network Singers was a great success and raised £1720 for the charity Migrant Help.


London based Modulus String Quartet joined forces with the New Network Singers to perform an array of new works composed in response to one of the biggest challenges of our time, the migrant crisis. The performance features World premieres by Eastbourne based composers, Melody Woodham, Clive Whitburn and Tim Laverack alongside music by Bafta award winning composer and Classic FM presenter, Jessica Curry.


The concept behind ‘Without Borders’ is to focus on the human cost of the migrant crisis whilst doing something practical to help. All profits from the concert will be directed to our nominated charity Migrant Help, who offer support for vulnerable migrants and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. It is hoped that by keeping the crisis at the forefront of public consciousness it will remain high on the political agenda. As author Dina Nayeri so eloquently puts it “it is the obligation of every person in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks.”


Organised by Composers Network

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Tickets £12 Adults, £8 Under 18s
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The next Composers Network concert, With Memories, will be at The Birley Centre, Eastbourne on November 9th, 1019.  This time the theme will be dementia.


Clive is currently writing the music for a production of Midsummer Night's Dream to be performed in Devon in 2020

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