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The PDCA has had a considerable impact on contemporary music-making in the South of England. Many composers have received first performances of their works and many ensembles and instrumentalists have gone on to include the pieces in subsequent concerts. The PDCA has also helped to bring this music into the local musical arena so that ordinary concert goers can hear contemporary music - having the composer present, often introducing the music, makes a piece instantly more accessible! The London events and occasional events abroad help to raise members' profiles further.

Since its formation in 1989, the PDCA has organised and promoted the following events:

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1989
June Music to poems by Edward Thomas, Parish Church, Steep
July Solent Sounds, Menuhin Room (Tempo), Portsmouth
September Music to poems by Edward Thomas, City Museum, Portsmouth
December Portsmouth Choral Union Competition, Guildhall Portsmouth
 
1990
March Solent Sounds, Menuhin Room (Tempo), Portsmouth
May Choral/Organ Concert, Holy Spirit, Portsmouth
June Solent Sounds, BMIC, London
November PDCA Concert, Cathedral, Bristol
 
1991
February Solent Sounds, Menuhin Room (Tempo), Portsmouth
February Kreutzer Quartet Workshop & Concert, Cathedral (Tempo), Portsmouth
February RSCM workshop St Mary's, Alverstoke Gosport
June Choral/Organ concert St Mary's, Alverstoke Gosport
September Something Rich & Strange, Library, Petersfield
December Portsmouth Baroque Choir Carol Competition, Portsmouth
 
1992
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
March Solent Sounds,  (Tempo), Portsmouth
April Composers Concert, Alton College, Alton
April Solent Sounds, BMIC, London
June Something Rich & Strange, Romsey
June Something Rich & Strange, Cathedral, Winchester
October Wyndcliffe Voices, Holy Spirit, Portsmouth
 
1993
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
April Camarada,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
June Sounds Positive,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
October James Oxley (tenor),  (Music Club), Portsmouth
November Organ Recital, Holy Spirit, Portsmouth
 
1994 
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February John Thompson (piano),  (Tempo), Portsmouth
February Wyndcliffe Voices (Tempo), St Mary's, Portsea Portsmouth
June Solent Sounds, BMIC, London
October Composers Forum, Gosport
November Solent Sounds,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
 
1995
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth 
March Tapestry,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
April Camarada, BMIC, London
June Philip Howard (piano), BMIC, London
June Camarada,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
November Philip Howard (piano),  (Music Club), Portsmouth
 
1996
January DPE40, BMIC, London
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February Jane Sherriff (soprano),  (Music Club), Portsmouth
June Karelia Brass,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
November Jonathan Brown, St Mary's, Alverstoke Gosport
November Karelia Brass, BMIC, London
 
1997
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February L'Ensemble Instrumental Bernayen Culture Centre, Bernay, France
February L'Ensemble Instrumental Bernayen,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
July Richard Seaward (tenor), St Mary's, Alverstoke Gosport
October Julietta Demetriades (soprano/piano), BMIC, London
November Bath Camerata, Alton College, Alton
 
1998
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February Composers' Guild of GB Conference,  Portsmouth
February Robert Blanken (clarinet),  (Music Club), Portsmouth
May Daniel Kessner (flute, USA), BMIC Portsmouth
July Ursula Snow (violin), Edes House, Chichester
December Coull Quartet, Cathedral, Portsmouth
 
1999
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February Porstmouth New Music Quartet,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
July David Baker (trumpet) Henry Macey (organ), St Mary's, Alverstoke, Gosport
October Griffin Campbell (saxophone, USA), Conway Hall, London
November Alexander Holladay (cello), John Pound Church, Portsmouth
 
2000
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February Marc Sieffert (saxophone) & Christine Marchais (piano),  (Music Club), Portsmouth
February Marc Sieffert (saxophone) & Christine Marchais (piano), Conservatoire Rouen, France
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
June Camarada, Conway Hall, London
November Jane Sherriff (soprano) & Christopher Seed (piano), Milner Hall, Winchester
November Portsmouth New Music Orchestra, Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
 
2001
January Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February Monington Duo,  (Music Club), Portsmouth
May Composers Forum, Portsmouth
June Nigel Stark (organ) St Mary's, Portsea, Portsmouth
November Farr Ensemble, BMIC, London
December COMA South workshop, University, Southampton
 
2002
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February Catherine Nicholson (flute) & Karen Kingsley (piano), Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
July PDCA/COMA South Project, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
November Wyndcliffe Voices, St. Mary's, Alverstoke, Gosport
 
2003
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
September Jane Sherriff (sop) & Gilly Slot (piano), Havant Arts Centre
October Percussion Workshop,  Portsmouth
 
2004
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section,  Portsmouth
February British Academy Regional Network,  Portsmouth
February Sylvia Harper (oboe), Mark Fielding (piano), Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
November Composers' Showcase Concert Alverstoke, Gosport
 
2005 
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section, Portsmouth
February Christopher Phipps (violin) & Karen Kingsley (piano), Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
June Composers' Showcase Concert, Portsmouth
September All Ears Contemporary Music Festival, Karen Kingsley (piano), London

2006 
February Portsmouth Music Festival Composition Section, Portsmouth
February Nicholas Watts (tenor) & James Longford (piano),  Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
September All Ears Contemporary Music Festival, Robert Blanken (clarinet) & Karen Kingsley (piano), London
December Nero String Quartet, St. Mary's, Alverstoke, Gosport 

2007 
April Lawson Piano Trio, Portsmouth
May PGS Contemporary Music Group, Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
October PDCA Autumn Showcase Concert, Alverstoke, Gosport
  
2008 
April Jane Sherriff (sop) and Gilly Slot (piano) Recital, Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
November Catherine Nicholson (flute), Karen Kingsley (piano), & PGS Contemporary Music Group, Portsmouth
  
2009 
February Terence Allbright (piano) Recital, Portsmouth
May Composers' Forum, Portsmouth
May Composing for Organ - BARN Workshop, Alverstoke, Gosport
June PDCA 20th Anniversary Concert, Steep
November Wyndcliffe Voices, Alverstoke, Gosport
  
2010 
May AGM, Portsmouth
June Stephen and Teresa Foster (piano duet), Portsmouth
November PDCA Composers' Showcase Concert, Alverstoke, Gosport
 

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