‘The Angel Gabriel’ published by Novello

In 2013, John was commissioned by Making Music, and funded by the Carnegie Trust, to arrange the carol ‘The angel Gabriel’ for children’s choir and piano, with optional SATB choir. The piece appeared in the collection Read More...

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

3pm Wednesday 26 November 2014

As part of BBC Radio 3′s Choral Evensong series, there will be a live broadcast of Choral Vespers from Leeds Cathedral on Radio 3 at 3.30pm Wednesday 26…

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The Singing Will Never be Done

This year, at the ABCD Convention in Cardiff, the publisher, Shorter House, is releasing six of John’s World War I pieces as follows:

  • Futility (Tenor, Cello SATB choir)
  • Anthem (SAATTB)
  • The Singing Will Never be Done:
    —The Send-off

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I’m delighted to announce that the soprano, Susanna Fairbairn, is coming to Wolfson College, Oxford to give a recital:

8pm Saturday 24 May 2014
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford
Tickets (£10/£5 concessions)

The programme reflects…

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Requiem at the National Portrait Gallery

London-based choir Khoros are singing John’s setting of Ivor Gurney’s poem ‘Requiem’ at the National Portrait Gallery. The concert is a performance of a cappella music set against the backdrop of ‘The Great War in Portraits’ exhibition. It is…

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Premiere performance of ‘As kingfishers catch fire’

Oxford-based chamber choir, Commotio, is giving the premiere performance of John’s setting of the poem ‘As kingfishers catch fire’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins:

St. John The Evangelist, Iffley Road, Oxford
7.30pm Saturday 8 June 2013

The choir is also performing…

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I Dream of Water

John has written a new piece for soprano, marimba and electronics.
It is called I Dream of Water.

The work will be premiered by  Susanna Fairbairn (soprano)
and Ivana Bilic (marimba) on

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A new work for Canterbury Cathedral

Sospiri, the choir that John runs with Christopher Watson, have a short residency at Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August 2012. At the Eucharist on Sunday at 11am, the choir will sing John’s setting of…

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Two performances of ‘Congratulamini mihi’

John’s 8-part motet ‘Congratulamini mihi’ is being performed twice over the next few weeks:

Patronal Feast
10.30 am on Sunday 22 July, 2012 at The Church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford
The choir of St Mary Magdalen will…

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World premiere of Breathe

7.30 pm, Saturday 9 June, 2012, Merton College chapel, Oxford

Oxford-based choir, Commotio, are giving the world premiere of John’s piece Breathe. The work is scored for upper voices and tam-tam and was shortlisted for the Joe Shepley Choral Composition…

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