The Choristers of Wells Cathedral performed ‘Cradle Lullaby‘ after evensong on Easter Sunday, as a surprise for the Organist & Master of the Choristers, Matthew Owens, his wife Ali and new-born baby James. The piece was commissioned by the Wells… Continue Reading
Owain sings Bach’s St John Passion with the Bekynton Singers, directed by Jonathan Vaughn in St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells.
On the 13th May, the Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir perform ‘Let thine heart keep my commandments‘, before on the 17th May, ‘St Andrew’s Service‘ is performed by Wells Cathedral Choir at the Eucharist Service. On the 27th May, the recent… Continue Reading
A Handful of Singers, directed by Christopher Finch, perform modern choral works by American composers, including Eric Whitacre, Frank Ticheli, and Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, which Owain will accompany. In addition, Owain sings with the choir for the other items.
As part of the Wells Cathedral School Vocal Prestige Concert, the Wells Cathedral School Chapel and Chamber Choirs, the Wellensian Consort, along with Wells Cathedral School Brass perform Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Rutter’s Gloria and Dove’s The Passing of the Year, as well as works by… Continue Reading
Owain has been commissioned to write a work for University College, Durham. The College’s Chapel Choir have invited him to set the College Grace, Gratiae Ante Cibum Agendae, to music, in Latin. Professor Peter Rhodes says that ‘the source of this grace… Continue Reading
Owain has won the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus’ Centenary Composition Competition. The Light of Stars was awarded first prize out of 120 entries, judged by Gareth Malone, David Hill and Gavin Carr. The judges described the work as “absolutely gorgeous in… Continue Reading
The Royal School of Church Music’s Millennium Youth Choir, directed by David Ogden, will record one of Owain’s compositions on their forthcoming album, to be recorded over the Easter break.
Owain has been commissioned to write a “celebratory organ piece for Pentecost based on Herbert Howells’ tune ‘Salisbury’” for Choir and Organ Magazine’s New Music series. The piece will be published in the May/June issue, and premiered by David Halls… Continue Reading
‘Let thine heart’ has been published in the RSCM’s ‘King James Bible Anthems’ collection, which is available from the RSCM shop online. The piece has been performed recently by the Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Choir, and also… Continue Reading
As part of the Westbury on Trym Organ Recital Series, Owain performs a programme on the newly restored organ, including works by Bach, Karg-Elert and Messiaen. Owain’s ‘Méditation’ is also performed. 17th December 2011, recital at 10.45am.
The Choir of Westbury on Trym Parish Church have recorded Owain’s ‘Confirmation Prayer‘ on their new disc, ‘All Times and Seasons’ which has been released this month. The choir is conducted by David Ogden, with Richard Johnson playing the Organ.… Continue Reading
On the 18th December, The Mid-Wessex Singers, directed by Iain MacCleod-Jones, perform Owain’s While Shepherds Watched in their annual Christmas Concert. On the 11th December, the Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir, conducted by Chris Finch, perform the carol as part of… Continue Reading
Owain accompanies Sophie Gallagher and Xavier Hetherington in a Christmas concert for voice and piano. As well as works by Mozart, Fauré and Bellini, Owain’s ‘Away in a Manger‘ is premiered; the combination being Soprano, Tenor and Piano.
‘While Shepherds Watched‘, one of two songs on the new Charity Christmas Single, is released on the new Wells Cathedral School Record label, of which Owain is Musical Director. Harry Johnson has produced the single, and it is sold around… Continue Reading
As part of the St Andrew’s day 10am Eucharist, the Wells Cathedral Choristers, Choral Scholars and Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir perform Owain’s ‘St Andrew’s Service‘ for the first time. Jonathan Vaughn, Organ; Matthew Owens, Conductor.
The Wellensian Consort perform a largely unaccompanied programme of challenging and amazing choral music, focusing on contemporary choral repertoire in the Cadogan Hall.
Owain gave a lunchtime recital as part of the Wells Cathedral Lunchtime Recital Series. The programme included Karg Elert’s ‘Sequence in a minor, Frank’s ‘Pièce Heroique’ and Messiaen’s “Dieu Parmi Nous’.
Owain is currently away with a small group of Wells Cathedral School students, teaching and performing over Sierra Leone (read more here). On the Monday he gave an organ recital in St George’s Cathedral, Freetown.
The Wellensian Consort’s ‘Let the Peoples Sing’ concert performance is broadcasted on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’, presented by Aled Jones.