Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Well, it's been a busy few days!

Last week I delivered my lecture to the Temenos Academy (Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales).  Entitled 'The Emperor's New Clothes: A Vision of British Music in the 21st Century', I outlined where I think our nation's music is headed and where it needs to go, covering some very contentious issues along the way!!!  The transcript and audio recording will be available soon.

Then it was on to the beautiful Romsey Abbey to rehearse and conduct the Winchester Consort in a repeat of the sensational concert we gave in Winchester Cathedral a couple of years ago.  The concert was part of a the Romsey Festival and we had a really lovely programme of music: Vaughan Williams, Harris, Parry and a few of my works including The Twenty-Third Psalm, Out of the Depths and Song of Songs.  The consort sounded as fantastic as always.

Thursday, 3 July 2014


Really enjoyed chatting to Suzy Klein on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme yesterday.

Recorded in the main BBC Radio Broadcasting House, I was there to talk about the inspiration behind my new work 'Eventide: In Memoriam Edith Cavell' which is to be premiered in Norwich Cathedral on 12th July 2014.

We also discussed another premiere I have coming up connected with the First World War;  The Angel of Mons will be premiered in my brother's church in Edenham Lincolnshire, and they played an excerpt from it Out of the Depths which also appeared on my album Angel.

So lots happening and we had lots to talk about about!

Tickets for The Angel of Mons are now on sale at www.eventbrite.co.uk