Owain is a young musician, based in the South-West of England. He is currently Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral, and is Organ Scholar-Elect to Trinity College Cambridge, holding the ARCO diploma. His compositions have been awarded accolades from organisations such as the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, the National Centre for Early Music and the BBC, and his work has been published by the RSCM. He also works as a conductor, directing the Mid-Wessex Singers, and is Assistant Conductor to the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir. Owain also enjoys singing and is a member of several choirs, including the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Read more here.
Owain has just finished setting four Shakespeare texts to music for unaccompanied SATB choir. The Maesbury Singers, a choir based in the South-West conducted by Iain MacLeod Jones, commissioned the set of songs. ‘Love is a smoke’, ‘Love, whose month is ever May’, ‘So sweet a kiss’ and ‘When love speaks’ will be published by …View full post
On Wednesday April 3rd and Sunday April 7th, Owain’s new anthem, Alleluia, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3′s choral evensong. The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir sang from St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol, where Owain was once Head Chorister. The broadcast was conducted by David Ogden, with organist Daniel Moult, and featured music by Roxanna Panufnik, …View full post
On the 2nd March 2013, Wells Cathedral Choir premiered Owain’s new setting of the evening canticles, The Wells Service. The choir was joined by string players from the Athenaeum Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. The premiere took place during Choral Evensong, which was held in the nave. The orchestra and choir performed to …View full post
On the 27th April 2013 at 7.30pm, The Mid-Wessex Singers’ present a spring concert containing two great choral works, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Rutter’s Requiem, written nearly 300 years apart, which both offer a different reflection on the period of Lent and Easter. The choir and orchestra will be conducted by Owain, and there will also be the opportunity …View full post
Three of Owain’s compositions have been broadcast on national radio over the Christmas period. On the 23rd December, Cradle Lullaby was selected by Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review Show as his pick of the album, Jingle Wells. Then, on the 29th December, Classic FM broadcasted Let Christians all with Joyful Mirth from King’s College …View full post