During Holy Week, Vospiri performed a Lenten programme including Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah, a selection of Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories and Duruflé Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens. The concert took place in St Mary Magdalen Church, Bristol. Read more about the choir, or find… Continue Reading
Owain gives his fourth recital as part of the Organ Elevenses series at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church. The programme revolves around a Lenten/Easter theme, and includes music by Bach, Langlais and Howells, capped off with ‘Fanfare on Shine Jesus Shine’ by Christopher… Continue Reading
Owain spent four days touring the South of England with the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir. The choir sang evensongs at Salisbury Cathedral and Wells Cathedral, before performing a concert in St Martin’s Church, Salisbury.
During this time of Lent, Symphonie Sacrae return to perform J.S. Bach’s St John Passion. Soloists included Molly Alexander and William Wallace, and the choir and orchestra were conducted by Ben Westerman.
As part of their Voice of Children series, Owain debuted with Opus Anglicanum in Chipping Campden, where they sang his Fantasia on English Children’s Songs, commissioned by the choir in 2013. More about Opus Anglicanum: Opus Anglicanum – “English Work”… Continue Reading
Andrew Kirk and the Choir of St Mary Redcliffe have commissioned a new setting of the evening canticles for choir and chamber organ, to mark the installation of their new Drake chamber organ. The magnificat was premiered in March, and… Continue Reading
The Gesualdo Six, conducted by Owain, performed Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday, in Trinity College Chapel. Peter Oakley Guy James Joseph Wicks Robert Busiakiewicz Michael Craddock Jonathan Pacey Conducted by Owain Park
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Layton, premiered Judas mercator pessimus at evensong in Trinity College Chapel. The work was commissioned by the choir, and will be performed a further two times in this academic year before it… Continue Reading
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Layton, premiered Tomorrow shall be my dancing day at evensong in Trinity College Chapel. The work was commissioned by the choir, and will be recorded on their forthcoming Christmas album. To hear Tomorrow… Continue Reading
Owain gives an organ recital on the Binns organ in Queen’s College Chapel. The programme includes music by Franck, Buxtehude, Howells and Vierne.
Opus Anglicanum have commissioned Owain to write a new ten-minute work, Fantasia on English Children’s songs. The composition will feature children’s nursery rhymes including The Grand Old Duke of York, Oranges and Lemons and Upon Paul’s Steeple. Opus Anglicanum will perform the work three times in… Continue Reading
October 2014 marks a new chapter for Owain, as he begins a three-year course at the University of Cambridge, studying the music tripos. Additionally, he will be an organ scholar at Trinity College, working with Stephen Layton and the choir for… Continue Reading
Owain has finished his time as Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral, completing three years as a member of the Choral Foundation. Over that time Owain has conducted nearly fifty services, played for around a hundred, and taken numerous chorister… Continue Reading
As part of the inaugural Summer Recital Series at St Cuthbert’s church in Wells, Owain accompanied Helen Briggs in a programme of songs for Soprano and Piano, including Britten’s realisation of Purcell’s ‘The last rose of summer’, and Ivor Gurney’s… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
The Maesbury Singers performed a wide variety of music in the beautiful Church of St Mary in Compton Pauncefoot on Saturday, March 16th. Iain MacLeod-Jones conducted repertoire from the beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, to the lively S’Wonderful by Gershwin,… Continue Reading
As part of the worldwide celebrations of the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth and as part of the 650th anniversary of the completion of Vicars Close, this intimate performance of four of Britten’s Canticles was given in Wells Cathedral by… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading