*"Bravo. Such beautiful, sensitive writing..."*
Eric Whitacre [regarding Love and O Virgo Splendens*]
The Three Choirs Festival 2019 will see Sabrinensis, Cranham Handbell Ringers and Gaudeamus Youth Strings premiere Gareth's orchestral setting of Ivor Gurney's The Songs I Had (Sop Solo/Ten Solo/SATB/Strings/Piano/Handbells).
In Flanders Fields: A War Cantata (Baritone Solo/SATB/Organ), a 30-minute work commissioned and premiered by Eltham Choral Society, will be performed later this year by Thames Voyces Chamber Choir on Saturday 9th November 2019.
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, The Minstrels and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day.
Recent premieres include Come, Let Us Return to the Lord, commissioned and premiered by Temple Church Choir, London; Salve Regina performed by the Choir of Farm Street Church, London; two songs based on text by Professor Michel Deguy, C'est entre nous (London premiere) and Intimité plus grande avec les astres (World premiere) in a recital for Borough New Music 2019.
Note: for concert programmes, please do contact Gareth Treseder for an updated and/or shortened biography.