John has recently completed a new work commissioned to mark the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Finchley Children’s Music GroupSongs of Rain and Sea is a five movement work for children’s choir (or S.S.A adult choir) to words specially written by the Icelandic writer Sigrún Davídsdóttir. It will receive its first performance on 5 July 2008 at St Pancras Church, London. A version for S.A.T.B. Choir is also planned.