Monday, 24 March 2014

BBC Radio 2 with Clare Balding

Yesterday was a great experience for me.  I was up at 6am to get to the BBC building in Great Portland Street by 7am - I was met by the BBC producer Caroline Donne and taken up to the 6th floor.  It was like a maze up there and tucked away in the corner in a very nice studio I met Clare Balding.  What a lovely person she is!  She is so natural, charming and attractive.  My chat with her felt so natural and I was totally unaware that over 2 million people were listening in!  Giving the 'Moment of Reflection' just before 8am felt like a real privilege.  When we weren't live on air I was able to talk to her about one of my main interests - horse racing!   

If you missed the interview, you can still hear it on the BBC Radio 2 website by clicking here.  If you want to fast forward to my bits here are the time references: 23:10 mins to 29:48, 48:18 to 53:35, and 56.44 onwards. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Tickets are now on sale for the 'Angel' concert on 9th June at St John's Smith Square, London.  The Box Office is open at and book soon - the tickets are already moving quickly!

I'll be joined by Grace Davidson, the Choir of New College Oxford and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of music from the album and beautiful angel-related music from the Renaissance and Baroque.  It promises to be a really fantastic evening.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

ANGEL - riding high in the charts!

For the second week running Angel is at No. 2 in the Classical Charts and was the highest new entry in the Classic FM chart.  

I wonder if we can get it to the No. 1 spot?

Don't forget to order your copy at Amazon or iTunes!

Monday, 10 March 2014

ANGEL at Number 2 in the Classical Charts!

Really pleased to report that ANGEL has gone straight in at Number 2 in the Classical Charts!  Many thanks to all those who have bought or downloaded the album.

Thursday, 6 March 2014


The sheet music for pieces from the Angel album are now available to order from the Music Sales website!

Do you sing in a choir?  If so, why not be among some of the first people in the world to perform these new works?!

Among the pieces now available are Factum est SilentiumArchangel Suite and Quem Pastores.

Monday, 3 March 2014


Today is a really special day for me.  It feels like the culmination of two years' work.

It's almost a year ago now since we recorded the Angel album in Oxford and I had the first ideas for the music at least a year before that.  It has been quite moving for me to hear some of the tracks played on Classic FM, Radio 2 and Radio 3 as well as other independent stations.

I really do hope this music reaches as many people as possible and we can get it to No. 1 in the classical charts!

Angel is released today 3rd March and you can order your copy at Amazon and iTunes.

If you would like to hear my Classic FM interview on Charlotte Green's Culture Club follow these instructions:  Go to the website, click on the 'Listen' button at the top of the screen and in the screen that opens go to the 'Listen again' tab. Select 'Charlotte Green's Culture Club (2nd March)' from the list and scroll through to 01:21:48 for my part of the interview.