‘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
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.
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.
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.
The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir have recorded their third disc, featuring music of contemporary choral composers, including Owain’s ‘Let thine heart keep thy commandments‘. The recording took place in Tonbridge School Chapel.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 Wells Cathedral School Chapel Choir premiere Owain’s setting of Thomas Campion’s words, ‘View me Lord‘, as part of their evening service in Wells Cathedral on the 16th October 2011; Owain conducts.
Pegasus, the London Chamber choir, performed ‘Let Thine Heart‘ in the Temple Church, London on the 17th September, 2011.
6th August 2011: Full Moon and Little Frieda in the RCM Full Moon and Little Frieda, a setting of Ted Hughes’ poem, was performed in the Royal College of Music by members of the Aurora Orchestra, and will be broadcast… Continue Reading
‘Nunc Dimittis‘, a setting of the Song of Solomon for SATTBB is premiered in Keble College Chapel, Oxford, by participants of The Organ Scholar Experience 2011 at a service of compline, with Owain conducting.
Owain’s song ‘Tears Idle Tears’ for Bass Voice and Piano is announced on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ as the recepient of a ‘Highly Commended’ placing in the BBC Young Composers’ Competition 2010. You can here the piece performed here.