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
Owain has given an organ recital in the chapel of King’s College, Taunton, for members of the the Somerset and District Organists’ Association. The programme included a first half of early and baroque music, followed by a second half which… Continue Reading
On the 2nd March 2013, Wells Cathedral Choir will premiere Owain’s new setting of the evening canticles, The Wells Service. The choir will be joined by string players from the Athenaeum Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. The… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Let Christians all with Joyful Mirth, a carol setting words found in an old church gallery in Dorset, has been announced as the winner of the Full Choir category in ‘A Carol for Christmas’ competition. Owain’s carol will be performed… Continue Reading
A new work, ‘I look from afar’, commissioned by Matthew Owens and the Choir of Wells Cathedral was performed on Sunday 2nd December as part of the cathedral’s Advent Carol Service. The Advent Responsory features a cantor singing from the… Continue Reading
The Mid-Wessex Singers began Somerset’s festive season with an array of carols, old and new, to a captive audience in St Michael’s Church, Somerton. Performances by the choir were interspersed with congregational carols and festive readings, and there was even… Continue Reading
Owain has been touring Hong Kong and Beijing with the Wells Cathedral Choir, who performed works by Mozart, Parry and Rachmaninov in venues such as St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong and Dulwich College, Beijing. On Tuesday 30th October, the choir… Continue Reading
Owain’s new arrangement of the famous Irish folksong, ‘Molly Malone’ (In Dublin’s Fair City), will be performed by the Vicars Choral of Wells Cathedral as part of their Commemoration Concert on the 8th November, 2012, conducted by Jonathan Vaughn. Tickets… Continue Reading
Jingle Wells, a new christmas CD featuring favourite carols, sacred and secular, old and new, has recently been released on the Regent label. The CD includes the first recording of ‘Cradle Lullaby‘, Owain’s specially composed carol for the birth of… Continue Reading
‘The Salley Gardens‘, a setting of William Butler Yates’ poem, has been announced as the winner of the Jackdaws Song Writing Competition. Owain’s setting was for SATB (divisi) with piano. Future performances are being planned – watch this space! Visit Jackdaws for more… Continue Reading
This september, Owain begins two new musical posts; as Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral, and the conductor of the Mid-Wessex Singers. In the cathedral he will be playing for services several times a week, as well as conducting the… Continue Reading
This summer has been busy musically for Owain. Some of his highlights include singing in St Paul’s Cathedral with the Hogan Ensemble and conducting the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir in Durham Cathedral. He also attended a National Youth Choir course,… Continue Reading
As part of the Diocesan Choral Association Festival Evensong, ‘I will lift up mine eyes’, Owain’s commissioned setting of psalm 121, was performed in Wells Cathedral by choirs from around the diocese.
As part of a concert celebrating the work of young composers, Owain’s ‘O Quam Gloriosum’ was performed by singers from Wells Cathedral School, conducted by the composer. You can listen to this piece here on SoundCloud.
Owain is the organist for the Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society’s performance of Britten’s War Requiem. “Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society under conductor Matthew Owens performs Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first performance. Soloists Janice Watson (soprano),… Continue Reading
The Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir performed ‘Let thine heart keep thy commandments‘ for a service celebrating the confirmation of a number of students at the school. Christopher Finch, Conductor; Annabel Green, Oboe; Owain Park, Organ.
Owain gives an Organ Recital in the Quire of Wells Cathedral on the 2nd May at 7.00pm as part of the Wells Cathedral School Gala Recital Series. Repertoire spanning 500 years of music, beginning with a work by John Ambrose written… Continue Reading
The Choristers of Wells Cathedral have recorded ‘Cradle Lullaby‘ which will be released on the forthcoming Christmas release from Wells Cathedral Choir. The recording was conducted by Matthew Owens, and Owain accompanied on the organ.