Writing and arranging for voices has been a fundamental part of Liz’s work as a vocalist since she first started performing.
From choral commissions to theatre and underscoring for television, Liz specializes in using the voice to create music. Liz has written and designed numerous choral and sung pieces for choirs, ensembles, theatre and television, including the third series of NBC’s ‘The Sing Off’, ‘Who cares?’, a film for a UK national charity premiered at 10 Downing Street, a children’s nativity for 1000 young voices and sound design for a production of ‘The Monument’ at Southwark Playhouse.
The Sing Off has just finished its third series on American channel NBC, and has become a hit with audiences on both sides of the pond. A talent show with a twist, 16 of America’s best a cappella groups compete to be crowned ‘The Sing Off Champion’ at the end of the series.
Liz wrote two themes, performed entirely a cappella.
‘Sneaker Happy’ was written as underscoring for an all-male ‘doo-wop’ group and is a pastiche of American vocal groups of the 1950s. Courtesy of Bleach Music Ltd.
‘Dinging All The Way’ was composed for the Christmas edition and final episode of the series. Courtesy of Bleach Music Ltd.
Originally a poem written by Liz in 2005, this setting was written for and premiered by a cappella group Fuchsia in 2011.
This was also performed at the Royal Festival Hall during their Festival of Britain 50th Anniversary celebrations in July 2011 as part of their British Literary Weekend.
These themes were commissioned as part of a promotional video for the Prison Advice and Care Trust, a charity that provides extra support to prisoners and their families.
The video was premiered at 10 Downing Street in 2006 at the launch of a new initiative hosted by Sarah Brown, the Prime Minister’s wife. Inspired in part by the music of Yann Tiersen, each theme uses vocals and piano only.