Paraclete Press has published another batch of Chris's compositions:
All and Some (choir) CHRISTMAS
Hurry to Bethlehem (choir and organ) CHRISTMAS
Jesus, to your table led (choir and organ) HOLY COMMUNION
Easter Alleluias (fantasia for organ on 'Victimae Pachali Laudes')
Further works are due for release as follows:
Invocation and Paean (organ)
Prelude & Fugue (organ)
Ad Cantus Leticie (choir) CHRISTMAS
A Little Child There is Yborn (choir) CHRISTMAS
Love Came Down at Christmas (choir and organ) CHRISTMAS
The Jolly Shepherd (choir and organ) CHRISTMAS
The Linden Tree Carol (choir) CHRISTMAS
The World's Desire (choir) CHRISTMAS
A brighter dawn is breaking (choir & organ) EASTER
Alleluia! Alleluia! hearts to heaven and voices raise (choir & organ) EASTER
Drop, drop slow tears (choir) LENT/PASSIONTIDE
Royal Presents (choir & organ) EPIPHANY
Recessional (organ solo)
This Autumn Chris will be delivering a series of teacher webinars for Keynote Educational to assist with the teaching of GCSE Music.
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (3rd Movement)
Monday 28 September 4.00-5.30
Wednesday 21 October 4.00-5.30
Three songs from 'Little Shop of Horrors'
Wednesday 7 October 4.00-5.30
Monday 2 November 4.00-5.30
Teaching composition with non-reader students and those with limited skills
Wednesday 4 November 4.00-5.30
Wednesday 11 November 4.00-5.30
In January 2021 Chris is leading a day of in-person training in London for those seeking to lead an Outstanding music department.
Transforming your Music Department
Monday 18 January 2021 10.00-3.45
Pianist Jonathan Williams's performance of As long as your eyes are blue has been included in Opera Cabaret's 2020 virtual performance.
Several of Chris's organ and choral compositions have received enthusiastic reviews in the June 2020 edition of Organists' Review. See the Reviews page for more information.
Having recently completed an extensive revision of his History of the Organs of St Matthew's Bethnal Green, correspondence from Paul Tindall has prompted another significant revision thanks to Mr Tindall's discovery of the stop list of the organ installed in 1772. The new History may be downloaded HERE.
Paraclete Press has published Prelude and Fugue on the Name of Durufle (organ), Eleven Chorale Preludes (organ) and Let Christians all with joyful mirth (choir and organ).
Saturday 27-Sunday 28 August 2022
Chris will (D.V.) conduct the St Teilo Singers, singing the services at Bristol Cathedral.
13 March 2020
Dr William Sullivan performed Toccata Nuptiale in his recital entitled 'Five Aspects of Love', part of the Friday Pipes series on the four-manual Möller organ at Third Baptist Church, 620 North Grand, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
12 January 2020
Samantha Christopher and two of her clarinet pupils performed movements from Duet Suite and Liquorice Allsorts in a concert at St Botolph's Church, Colchester.
21 December 2019
15 December 2019
11 December 2019
8 December 2019
The choir of St Mary's Catholic Church, Blackheath (Director: Tim Murray) peformed The Jolly Shepherd (to be published by Paraclete Press).
16 November 2019
The choir of St Mary's Catholic Church Blackheath (Director: Tim Murray) performed Chris's second setting of the Bendictus as the canticle at Morning Prayer. Tim commissioned the piece for this purpose but this was the first time that it had been possible to perform it in its liturgical context.
25 October 2019
Heather Moen-Boyd played Toccata Nuptiale as the finale to her recital on the Hill, Norman and Beard organ at St Stephen's Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia.
1 August 2019
Baritone Roderick Williams OBE sang There is Sweet Music, (accompanied by Susie Allan, (piano) in a song recital at Cheltenham College as part of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival.
13 July 2019
Altar Prayer at Petertide, to words by Adey Grummet, was premiered at the College of St Barnabas, Lingfield.
12 July 2019
Chris performed his Sonatina for Piano in a Giltspur Singers concert at St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London.
11 July 2019
Toccata Nuptiale was performed by Ian Pattinson (Organist of Lancaster Priory) in a concert given by the King's Men at St George's Church, Kendal. Reviewer Adrian Mullen wrote in the Westmorland Gazette that the piece 'proved very popular with the audience'.
28 April 2019
11 March 2019
Dr Richard Dunster-Sigtermans (St Andrew's, Rugby) performed Toccata Nuptiale in a recital at Newcastle Cathedral.
2 February 2019
16 December 2018
The choir of St Margaret's Lee (Director: Duncan Atkinson QC) performed Let Christians all with joyful mirth (now published by Paraclete Press).
11 November 2018
The choir of St Mary's Catholic Church, Blackheath (Director: Tim Murray) performed Bring us, O Lord God (original version with divisions) at their Mass for the Centenary of the WWI Armistice.
21 October 2018
The choir of St Margaret's Lee (Director: Duncan Atkinson QC) performed Bring us, O Lord God at Choral Evensong.
26 August 2018
The St Teilo Singers sang Missa Sacerdotes Domini at Exeter Cathedral, marking 20 years since the premiere of the work, which also took place in Exeter.
4 August 2018
The Giltspur Singers performed a new commission (Two Doves) at the wedding of Mr Jonathan Stoneman and Ms Antonia Mott.
24 June 2018
The choir of St Margaret's Lee (Director: Duncan Atkinson QC) sang Chris's Third Service (composed in 1996) at Choral Evensong.
27 May 2018
Chris's Missa Sancti Teili was sung at Choral Eucharist at Llandaff Cathedral under the direction of Alex Thacker.
8 March 2018
10 December 2017
Chris's new setting of the Benedictus was premiered at the Christmas Carol Service at St Mary's Catholic Church, Blackheath. Conductor Tim Murray commissioned this piece.
3 December 2017
A transcription by Martin Cordner of Chris's arrangement of 'Winchester Old' was performed by the Cambridge Citadel Salvation Army brass band and Salvation Army Songsters, along with the audience the the 'Christmas Begins Here' concert at the West Road Concert Hall.
8 October 2017
Chris's Descant to 'Westminster Abbey' was sung at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Portage, Michigan, USA.
14 September 2017
Week of 14 August 2017
Toccata Nuptiale was broadcast in the Pipedreams programme on United States radio. The episode was called Toccata, again! The version played was Michael Stairs' recording.
8 July 2017
Chris's setting for organ of Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl -- one of the chorale tunes that Bach would have set in his Orgelbüchlein (if he had got round to it) -- was played by Nick Morris in a concert on Saturday 8 July, at St George's Church, Hanover Square, having been chosen for the short list in the Royal College of Organists /Orgelbüchlein Project Chorale Prelude Competition. Chris's piece won the Audience Vote for Es spricht.
4 July 2017
Laurence Caldecote performed Toccata Nuptiale in Winchester Cathedral. His recording may be heard here.