"(One of) the finest emerging choral composers of our time."
"Bravo. Such beautiful, sensitive writing."
Eric Whitacre [regarding Love and O Virgo Splendens]
To read Gareth's interview with Frances Wilson regarding composers that have influenced his writing career, click here.
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 & Hawkes, Stainer & Bell and the RSCM.
Come, And Let Us Return to the Lord was commissioned by London's Temple Church Choir and featured in their Ash Wednesday Choral Evensong broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 in 2020. Gareth's self-penned Bethle'm Baby was published by Boosey & Hawkes in the same year. The Minney Singers, with whom Gareth also sang, premiered his arrangement of Suo Gân and the SATB variant of Holy Night, Blessed Night in their "Carols in the Garden" Christmas concert while raising money for Help Musicians UK. The SSAT original version was previously premiered by The Nonsuch Singers. In 2021, Gareth wrote a new setting of the Coventry Carol to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association through the @MNDArtChallenge initiative.
Jesu, Joy Of Our Desiring, written for Sonoro's Choral Inspirations 2 project, has been workshopped across the UK during 2022 and 2023. Manchester Cathedral Choir commissioned Treseder's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, which was premiered as part of BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong in May 2023. Upcoming premieres include Iudicium et iustitia, written for London's Temple Church Choir, and Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum & Nunc Dimittis Servum Tuum, commissioned by Professor Seiko Tanaka's recorder ensemble based in Japan's Studio Fontegara.
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