SATB Soli, Chorus, Narrator, orchestra - c.40' duration
Mass of The Martyrs
An opera within an oratorio! The story of a desperate refugee who takes solace in a Church one night and a provoking storyline which asks us all how would we treat someone in that situation? The text of the Ordinary of The Mass is interwoven within this extraordinary new form of choral work. First performed by The Athenaeum Singers of Warminster in 2016.
SATB Chorus & Orchestra - c.20' duration (2019)
The Spring of Vision
A dramatic setting of the poem by Vernon Watkins, for soprano & tenor soli, SATB chorus, children's chorus and chamber orchestra.
Comisiynwyd y darn hon, sy’n cynnwys gerdd Vernon Watkins, gan Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen 2019 ar gyfer y perfformiad cyntaf ar Orffennaf 3ydd gan wybod y byddai Corâl Cymry Llundain yn bresennol ac yn perfformio ar yr achlysur hwnnw. Ysgrifennwyd y darn er cof am fywyd y tenor Cymreig enwog Kenneth Bowen a oedd yn arweinydd gwreiddiol Corâl Cymry Llundain.
This setting of Vernon Watkins’ poem was commissioned by Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2019 for first performance on July 3rd 2019 with soprano Shan Cothi, tenor Rhodri Prys Jones, Wrexham Youth Choir, Liverpool Choral Union with the London Welsh Chorale. The piece is written in memory to the life of the celebrated Welsh tenor Kenneth Bowen who was the founder conductor of the London Welsh Chorale.