With less than a week to go until our concert in North London, we’ve been preparing some of the instrumental works for the concert, including this well known work by Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel. Meaning ‘Mirror in Mirror’, and often used to encourage reflection, it will be towards the end of our programme on July the 9th, alongside two works separated by over 800 years about obscured and revealed faces: Hildegard von Bingen’s O Ecclesia and John Tavener’s The Hidden Face.
Owain Park is a composer, conductor, singer and organist. As well as directing The Gesualdo Six, he regularly works with ensembles including the BBC Singers and Cappella Cracoviensis. Owain is also the Musical Director of Cambridge Chorale.
Owain’s compositions are published by Novello and have been performed internationally by ensembles including the Tallis Scholars and the Aurora Orchestra. While at Cambridge University he studied orchestration with John Rutter, before undertaking a Masters degree in composition.
Recent works include ‘Antiphon for the Angels’ for VOCES8 and Rachel Podger, and ‘Footsteps’ for Tenebrae and Nigel Short. His chamber opera ‘The Snow Child’ was performed over five nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and his compositions are regularly broadcasted on the BBC, Classic FM, and internationally. The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge recently released an album of his music on Hyperion Records which was nominated in the 2019 BBC Music Magazine Awards.
Owain is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO), and was awarded the Dixon Prize for improvisation, having been Senior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral and Trinity College Cambridge. He is a Tenebrae Associate Artist, and has worked with ensembles including Polyphony, the Gabrieli Consort and Alamire.
Introducing Inoko, who will be playing Oboe on July 9th!
Inoko Isobe is currently in her second year of postgraduate study at the Guildhall School, where she is the LSO Japan Scholar, studying with Gordon Hunt.
Born into a musical family in Takasaki City in Japan, Inoko completed her undergraduate studies in Cultural Sciences at Waseda University. Before moving to Europe, Inoko studied oboe with Mikao Hagimori and Mika Komiyama, and was the recipient of Young Artist Awards in both Gumma and Takasaki City. Inoko won the first prize at Crowther’s Oboe Competition at the GSMD in 2018.
Recent professional engagements include periods as Principal Oboe with Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova and with Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra.
We’re proud to release a short video of Arvo Pärt’s setting of Vater unser, ahead of our concert in St. Michael’s Highgate on the 9th of July. Chapel Perilous will be featuring 4 pieces by the Estonian minimalist master. This 2011 work is his only work for voice and piano and was written for Pope Benedict XVI.
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