Stabat Mater Speciosa: a new commission

The brilliant female a cappella group, Papagena, have asked John to write a new piece for them using the ‘Stabat Mater Speciosa’ text, the sister of the more well-known and frequently set ‘Stabat Mater Dolorosa’.…

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Advent Antiphons

John’s Advent Antiphons are now available from the small independent music publisher, Shorter House, who are distributing worldwide, except in the United States, where scores are available from Read More...

Ave verum in Cambridge

The choir of St Catherine’s College, Cambridge will be performing John’s Ave verum at their Sunday Eucharist service: 11am, Sunday 27 January. This simple, plangent motet was written for Dr John Rowntree, director of the…

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The Singing Will Never Be Done

The Elysian Singers will be performing John’s set of 4 pieces The Singing Will Never Be Done: 10 November 2018 7:30pm // St Luke’s Chelsea, London SW3. The collection uses texts by Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon and Ivor…

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Papagena perform “O Viridissima Virga”

The a cappella vocal group Papagena will be performing John’s upper voice piece “O Viridissima Virga” this month

Friday June 8, Nottingham Cathedral (7.30pm)

Monday June 11, Christchurch Priory Festival (7.30pm)

The piece was commissioned by…

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Concert World Premiere of new collaborative work, O Sacrum Convivium à 8

Over the last couple of years, John has been writing regularly with the percussionist and artist, Teena Lyle. This has produced an exciting, lyrical and soulful Mass setting for SATB and organ (Missa Brevis: Petrus et Orbis) and, more recently,…

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Premiere in Australia

The Tudor Choristers, under their new director Dr Kathleen McGuire, are giving the southern hemisphere premiere of John’s Ave Maria. Scored for SATB, this motet is a homage to Josquin and his sublime Ave Maria (Virgo serena). The concert, entitled…

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BBC Radio 3 live broadcast

John’s Magnificat Primi Toni is being broadcast live from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral today at 3.30 (Choral Evensong, BBC Radio 3). It will also go out live online and then be available on the…

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The Leeds Mass

Back in 2011, John wrote a new Mass setting for the Junior Choirs of Leeds Cathedral and it has become regular repertoire since then. This morning, the feast of Christ the King, it was broadcast live for Read More...

Ave verum on BBC Radio 4

John’s setting of Ave verum was broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 22 May as part of the Mass for Trinity Sunday from Leeds Cathedral. The programme, Sunday Worship, is available to listen to Read More...