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
Upheld by stillness was premiered by ORA and Suzi Digby at the Tower of London on 09 Feb 2016 “Owain Park’s Upheld by stillness was a reflection on the mass’s Sanctus and Benedictus, setting Kathleen Raine’s poem The Word. The… Continue Reading
Published 08 Feb 2016 in The Cambridge Student “Owain Park’s score for Angela Carter’s The Snow Child immediately takes us to an altogether different barrenness. The cold sound world is infused with a fantastical sensibility, aided by the extensive use of tuned… Continue Reading
Owain has written a new chamber opera, setting a short story from Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber. The Snow Child will be performed in Cambridge on two nights in February, and is supported by the Cambridge University Opera Society. This new piece is one of three… Continue Reading
Two of Owain’s pieces have been nominated in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2016: Let thine heart and Tomorrow shall be my dancing day. To cast your vote or find out more, visit the Classic FM website. Let thine heart… Continue Reading
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge performed two works by Owain in their Advent Carol Service this year. Ave Maris Stella and Tomorrow shall be my dancing day were included, alongside works by Bach, Praetorius and Rutter. Listen to the live webcast of the… Continue Reading
Opus Anglicanum have commissioned a third work from Owain, a Fantasia on musical references contained in David Jones’ In Parenthesis. The work is a 12-minute sequence, utilising five voices in addition to a narrator. The poet’s voice is that of Jones himself, ‘Private… Continue Reading
Owain performed Saint-Saëns epic Third Symphony (Organ) in Trinity College Chapel. Trinity College Chamber Orchestra, led by Gabriella Jones, was conducted by Oscar Osicki. Friday 6th November 2015 at 8pm. Find out more about Trinity College Music Society here: http://www.tcms.org.uk