Interview ahead of “Rattle His Bones” Premiere

I was interviewed by the Cambridge University Musical Society recently ahead of my piece Rattle His Bones being premiered by their New Music Ensemble on Thursday 2nd February. It will be played alongside pieces by Mark-Anthony Turnage and John Hopkins in what  is sure to be a very exciting concert. You can read the interview here and get full information and tickets for the concert here.

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BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” Appearance

I am pleased to say that I will be appearing on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune at around 6pm on Tuesday 29th November, along with brilliant soprano Héloïse Werner, to talk to Katie Derham about Scenes from the End, which runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 6th-10th December. Héloïse will be singing extracts from the show live in the studio. The programme will be available to listen to here for 30 days afterwards. Tickets for the show are available here.

“Scenes from the End” at the Tristan Bates Theatre

From 6th-10th December, soprano Heloise Werner will perform one-woman opera Scenes from the End at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London’s West End, directed by Emily Burns with words and music by me. Tickets are available here. You can read press quotes from the successful summer run of the show here, and find out more about Heloise Werner here.

Scenes From The End is powerful, abstract and thought provoking in its impact.” A Younger Theatre

Premiere at St Mark’s Basilica, Venice

On 18th December, I will conduct the world premiere of my choral piece The Second Advent  at St Mark’s Basilica, Venice, as part of the Eton College Compline Choir’s tour to Italy. This is the second piece I have written for the Compline Choir, and I am thrilled to be working with them and music director Ed Yeo once again as part of my residency at Eton College. The piece is a new take on the famous advent carol “Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending”, with three separate groups of singers chanting tribally across the stunning space of St Mark’s.

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Press Quotes for “Scenes from the End” in London

After two sell-out shows in London, my one-woman opera Scenes from the End will head to Edinburgh on 22nd August for a 6-day run (tickets are still available). Here are some quotes from and links to the London reviews, along with the poster for Edinburgh:

Scenes From The End is powerful, abstract and thought provoking in its impact.” A Younger Theatre

“the work has an immediacy which is arresting and very powerful”, “direct and thought-provoking with a raw intimacy” The Cross-Eyed Pianist

“a compelling combination of music, theatre, spoken word, projection and recorded sound.” Andrew Benson-Wilson

“Whatever your level of interest in opera, this is a good opportunity to experience what the human voice is capable of, both at the loudest and longest big note and the smallest and barely audible whisper, and every level in between. A well-acted, quirky and charming production.” London Theatre 1

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