Nash Ensemble recording to be issued in May.

Nash Ensemble recording to be issued in May. The Nash Ensemble’s recording of seven of John’s works will be issued on the BIS label in May 2020 The disc surveys over 30 years of composing activity and includes The Gardener of Aleppo (2016); Ghost-Train (2016), Serenata Concertata (1984); The Phagotus of Afranio (1992); Chicken Studies… Continue reading Nash Ensemble recording to be issued in May.

8 September 2019, BBC4 to show Pictured Within

The Proms world premiere of Pictured Within (with John’s Finale, The Art of Beginning) will be shown on BBC4 television on Sunday 8 September at 19.30 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes It will then be available on the i-player

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Mass in Troubled Times – Première

John’s large-scale new work for unaccompanied voices will be premiered by the BBC Singers, conducted by Andrew Griffiths at St. Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, London, 1 February, 2019. The work is the second collaboration with the writer Gavin D’Costa, who wrote the text for Daughters of Zion. The text draws on multiple sources across five… Continue reading Mass in Troubled Times – Première

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Seven chamber works recorded by the Nash Ensemble

In September 2018, the acclaimed Nash Ensemble of London www.nashensemble.org.uk recorded seven of John’s chamber works for release on the BIS label during 2019. The disc covers 32 years of John’s composing career and six of the works are premiere recordings. This will be the fifth all-Pickard CD to have been released by BIS Records.… Continue reading Seven chamber works recorded by the Nash Ensemble

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In Sea-Cold Lyonesse shortlisted for British Composer Award 2016

John’s work for The Online Orchestra was premiered in three locations simultaneously in July 2015 and has been shortlisted in the Amateur or Young Performers category of the 2016 BASCA British Composer Awards. www.britishcomposerawards.com

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