Selected performance venues
Airs of the Seasons, Ailsa's sonata for piano duet (4 hands), will be premiered at St George's Bristol in their lunchtime concert series, on 8th November 2018, played by Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa.
Ailsa was born in Bristol, where there was a concert of remembrance featuring her anthem These things shall be in November 2017.
These things shall be will be sung by Sansara in Romsey Abbey on 20th October 2018, as part of the St Ethelflaeda Festival.
These things shall be was premiered by the London Oriana Choir at the Cutty Sark on 5 July 2017, as part of the Five15 project giving a voice to women composers across the UK.
After Ailsa's death it was sung again in concerts of remembrance in London and Bristol in November 2017.
Several of Ailsa’s works (including Shining Cold and Two Shakespeare Sonnets) were performed at the Little Missenden Festival, in the frescoed church of St John the Baptist. Performers included Ian Partridge, Lynne Dawson, Cynthia Millar and the Brindisi Quartet.
Sansara will be singing These things shall be at the Festival in 2018.
Letter to Philemon, a two-act opera about an episode in the life of St Paul, was first performed in Aston Rowant church in 1984.
Songs of Faith and Joy, setting five Biblical texts for voice and guitar, were first performed by the composer and her husband, guitarist Brian Dixon, at Pallant House, Chichester in 1990.