Songs of Sorrow

This choral lament for Aleppo will be performed by the exciting new chamber choir Echo on 22 and 23 September in two London venues. It’s also being workshopped by the BBC Singers on 3 October. Excited!

Forms of Motion

Thrilled that my suite for amateur string orchestra Forms of Motion will be workshopped in Leeds by Yorkshire Late Starter Strings in October - and that I'll get a tutorial with Judith Weir too!

Choral directing refreshment

Had a good time at this year's ABCD (Association of British Choral Directors) Convention in Glasgow. Introduced my aleatoric piece river song based on the American song Shenandoah.

referendum rerun

I'm off to Lewes, Sussex for a performance by CoMA Sussex of my open score piece based on the events of the Brexit referendum a year ago. Concert is 6 pm on Sunday 2 July, at the East Sussex Music Academy.

Icosa sings Evening Prayer

The wonderful Icosa Choir is performing Evening Prayer, a piece based on bell sounds and bits of Tallis, at the Voices of London Festival. Details here.

Justice Choir Songbook

My climate change song The Place Called Planet Earth has been selected for inclusion in the Justice Choir Songbook.


My open score orchestral piece referendum, composed in the wake of the UK referendum on Brexit, is being premiered by CoMA Bristol on 29 March, 2017. And there are two other performances coming up, both by CoMA Sussex, dir. Adam Swayne: 18 May 2017 in the Brunswick Pub, Hove, E. Sussex and 2 July 2017 at the East Sussex Music Academy, Lewes. Come and get angry all over again!

New airing for wind song

My vocal piece wind song was performed by CoMA Singers at the Festival of Contemporary Music for All at Baden Powell House, London, in March, 2017.

Commission accomplished

I have just finished Lead Me To The Rock, a setting of Psalm 61 for Summit on 16th United Methodist Church in Ohio - for choir, cello obbligato, piano, guitars, drums and congregation.

New job

I'm excited to be the new Musical Director of Belsize Community Choir in northwest London.

Return to Edinburgh

Had a very enjoyable few days in Edinburgh rehearsing with and conducting Rudsambee Company of Singers in a Christmas concert at Rosslyn Chapel.

Lorca settings

Three Lorca settings for treble voices and piano are now available in print. The suite is called Niño and is published by Boosey & Hawkes.


My open-score (flexible instrumentation) piece called referendum, inspired by the tumultuous events of the British referendum on Brexit in June, was workshopped at this year's CoMA Summer School.

night airs

The premiere of my orchestral piece night airs was performed at this year's St Magnus International Festival in a concert by Orkney Camerata on Sunday 19 June, 2016 at 10 pm in the wonderful St Magnus Cathedral.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

I've written a setting of Robert Browning’s poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin, scored for adult choir, children’s choir, narrator, flute/piccolo, piano, bass and percussion.