"Bravo. Such beautiful, sensitive writing..."
Eric Whitacre [regarding Love and O Virgo Splendens]
Gareth is very proud to have received an Honorary Associateship from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. This award has been introduced in 2018 and is given to those students who have made a significant contribution early in their chosen careers.
Ye Mountains, Bend Ye Low, commissioned to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of North Carolina's St Mary Of The Hill Episcopal Church, will be premiered later this year by the Church's congregation and choir.
In Flanders Fields: A War Cantata (Baritone Solo/SATB/Organ), a 25-minute work commissioned and premiered by Eltham Choral Society, will be performed later this year by Swansea Bach Choir on Sunday 8th July, Reading Festival Chorus on Saturday 17th November and Harvard University Choir on November 11th.
Gareth composes chiefly sacred choral works, which have been performed and recorded globally. A Song Was Heard at Christmas and Blessed be that Maid Marie were recorded by the BBC Singers and subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3. These works, alongside several others, have since been published by Boosey and Hawkes, including And I Saw a New Heaven, Love, Never Weather-Beaten Sail, The Minstrels and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. Recent premieres include The Minstrels, commissioned and premiered by the BBC Singers and subsequently recorded for BBC Music Magazine December 2017; O Virgo Splendens, commissioned and premiered by the Exon Singers to celebrate their half centennial, recorded on the Rubicon label; an arrangement of Suo Gân premiered by St Bride's Church Choir, Fleet Street; Sweet Jesus' Heart, What Crime Hast Thou Committed? (English translation penned by Gareth of the original Herzliebster Jesu), premiered by the Choir of St Margaret's Church Westminster Abbey towards the 2018 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music celebrations.
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