Owain Park: Choral Works has been nominated for a BBC Music Magazine award. The jury says: “There are many unctuous, somewhat anonymous choral discs. By contrast Park conjures up a brilliant, modern prism of sounds through which we glimpse fragments… Continue Reading
‘Sequence: In Parenthesis’ is a composition by Owain Park, inspired by David Jones’s epic poem, ‘In Parenthesis’, which narrates the experiences of Private John Ball during World War I. In commemoration of the November armistice that signalled the end of… Continue Reading
Images, a work for solo organ, has been recorded by Joseph Wicks on the organ of Truro Cathedral. This work for solo organ was inspired by a passage from ‘Reconciliation’ in Drum Taps by Walt Whitman (1865): “Word over all,… Continue Reading
Here are Owain’s available titles for Christmas and the surrounding seasons. Visit this page for all other works. Christmas Catalogue Works are arranged alphabetically below in the following categories: Chorus a cappella Chorus with one instrument Upper voices Lower voices… Continue Reading
Park: Choral Works (2018) The first complete album of choral works by Owain is now available from iTunes and Hyperion Records. The music has been recorded by The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, directed by Stephen Layton. Tracks include The Wings of… Continue Reading
Owain has completed a new work, ‘Antiphon for the Angels’, in response to a commission from VOCES8 and Rachel Podger for their new concert programme, ‘A Guardian Angel’. The work merges texts by Hildegard von Bingen (in Latin and English translation)… Continue Reading
For his second concert with Capella Cracoviensis, Owain conducts a programme which includes Frank Martin’s Mass for double choir. Alongside the mass setting, six paired motets feature in the programme; renassiance works by Victoria and Byrd are juxtaposed with modern… Continue Reading
To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, the Military Wives Choirs – 69 choirs from across Britain and abroad – commissioned Owain to write a piece for their album, ‘Remember’. The text for Owain’s work, ‘The… Continue Reading
Owain made his conducting debut with the BBC Singers at the Temple Winter Festival on Friday 15 December 2017, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. The concert explored Christmas carols by leading 21st-century composers of choral music, including those by… Continue Reading
‘Shepherds’ Cradle Song’ has been included in ORA’s 2017 Advent Calendar. Listen to Owain’s piece on Spotify here.
Owain is writing a new work for the Angels of Creation Commissions, a collection of organ works composed for and premiered by Sebastian Thomson. The work will be given its premiere in Worcester Cathedral in Autumn 2017. Find out more about… Continue Reading
Owain has signed to leading classical music company, Hazard Chase for Worldwide General Management. Hazard Chase have also signed The Gesualdo Six for Worldwide General Management. Click here to find out more about Hazard Chase.
Owain’s new commission from Tenebrae, Footsteps, has been featured in unCLASSIFIED’s New Releases Playlist on Spotify. The work will be performed across the UK later this year, with the World Premiere in Hull, the 2017 City of Culture, on 18… Continue Reading
The award-winning professional vocal ensemble, Tenebrae, commissioned a unique new choral work by Owain Park, Footsteps, to accompany the revival of Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot, which returns this year for an extensive UK tour. Footsteps allows Tenebrae to perform alongside choirs near its touring locations… Continue Reading
Click here to watch the video from the final performance at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2016. The Herald BASED on a dark and somewhat disturbing short horror fairy-tale by Angela Carter, The Snow Child tells a chilling tale… Continue Reading
‘The Wings of the Wind’ was given its Australian premiere in Brisbane by Stephen Layton and The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge on Sunday 17 July, with ten further performances in the series including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Newcastle, Canberra, Perth,… Continue Reading
Owain’s chamber opera, The Snow Child, will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 22–26 August 2016. Click here to read reviews of the performances. Click here to watch the video from the final performance at the Edinburgh Fringe in… Continue Reading
Rebecca Tavener writes in March 2016 edition of Organists’ Review: On Away in a Manger, “a sugar-free setting… Park treats the text with focussed seriousness and no hint of the lisping cliché: it is a most welcome re-invention of a… Continue Reading
Stephen Layton and The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge have premiered Owain’s Trinity Service at evensong on Tuesday 16th February. The score will soon be available on Musicroom, and the live webcast of the service can be found here.
Shakespeare 400 1616 – 2016 During this anniversary year, Owain’s Shakespeare settings are being performed around the UK and abroad, by choirs including Epiphoni, the NYCGB Fellowship Octet, and the Bristol Madrigal Ensemble. Shakespeare Songs of Night-Time was commissioned by… Continue Reading