"Bravo. Such beautiful, sensitive writing..."
Eric Whitacre [regarding Love and O Virgo Splendens]
BBC Music Magazine have featured Gareth's The Minstrels on their December Cover CD, now available to purchase.
The ORA Singers' recording of Gareth's Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day will feature as part of the ensemble's Advent Calendar Project on Sunday 10th December. On Sunday 24th December, the recording will be available to stream on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Prime.
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 and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. He wrote two arias for a new Little Rooms Productions opera: Arcana Part 2, which was premiered in Bristol’s Bierkeller Theatre in January 2015 and Hope: An Addison Cycle, premiered by Eleanor Minney and Michael Waldron in May 2015. Recent premieres include A Safe Stronghold, a co-commission alongside Lars Schwarze for London’s Temple Church Choir, to commemorate the outbreak of World War One; a carol written for St Margaret’s Westminster Abbey entitled What Child Is This?; Holy Night, Blessed Night, premiered by Nonsuch Singers; Christ’s Nativity, written for Des Moines Choral Society in Iowa and Angelus Ad Virginem, written for the musicians of Wimbledon High School.
Eltham Choral Society commissioned Gareth to write In Flanders Fields: A War Cantata (Baritone Solo/SATB/Organ), a 25-minute work that was premiered on Saturday 18th March 2017.
Note: for concert programmes, please do contact Gareth Treseder for an updated and/or shortened biography.