Born in Shropshire, Patrick is currently in his final year studying Music at Cambridge University, where he is a choral scholar in the Choir of King’s College. Patrick’s first musical training was learning the piano with his Father, Steve, before going on to be a chorister at Hereford Cathedral under Geraint Bowen from 2002, and beginning to learn the flute, on which he now holds a diploma from Trinity College of Music, London.
Having left Hereford Cathedral as a chorister, he later re-joined as a temporary countertenor Lay Clerk in his last two years at school. Since then, he has gained much choral experience singing with groups such as Ex Cathedra, Armonico Consort, The Gesualdo Six, Rodolfus Choir, the Edington Festival Consort, and deputising with the choirs of Christ Church Oxford, Merton College Oxford, Gloucester Cathedral and the Royal Military Chapel (Wellington Barracks), amongst others.
Patrick’s solo work has included a shared recital with former BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year Katarina Karneus in Stockholm, Bach’s St John Passion at St John’s, Smith Square and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with Birmingham Festival Choral Society. He was also one of the three countertenor soloists in the BBC Proms performance of Bernstein’s Mass at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. Since being at King’s, Patrick has sung several solos with King’s College Choir, including Bach’s Magnificat in King’s College Chapel, and smaller solos with the choir on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Eve. He also featured in the viral April Fool video ‘King’s College Choir uses helium’ in 2014.
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Andrew Morris is a freelance pianist, teacher and composer based in Leominster since 1987. He has written music for several large-scale community events in Herefordshire including Leominster Music Monster, Globetrotters’ Ball and How we built the Priory.
In 1997 his string trio Inner Light was commissioned for the opening of the Lion Ballroom in Leominster, and in 1998 his piano composition Infinite Fragments was premiered by Joanna MacGregor. He has written works for children’s choir and has had unaccompanied choral pieces sung by Stile Antico and Exaudi. His extended piece Seasons of Zen Spirit for tenor, flute and piano, has been performed several times in Herefordshire, Wales and London.
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Julian Reeves has been writing, playing and recording for over thirty years. Self-taught, he lives in the Golden Valley and fits his composition in between horticulture, teaching and training, charity advice and family life.
Julian has reels and reels of partly-finished recordings and reams and reams of ideas and sketches. He’s done some work for TV, had works played in Bristol and London, auditioned for the BBC, entered Eurovision, written the soundtrack for some short films and led a Jazz-Funk group in Bournemouth.
He’s realised it’s time to finish things off, so that’s the current ambition. The time has come for some serious self-discipline. The Hereford Three Choirs Festival community choral project The Gathering Wave and the Saints and Sinners project have provided excellent opportunities to submit some finished ideas. Julian looks forward to working with local performers and would love to collaborate with lyricists and librettists.
Included on Julian’s webpage is a selection of some extracts of songs, film soundtracks and a piece written for Ensemble Sine Nomine.
- “Signal Fires” – The Gathering Wave in Hereford Cathedral
- “Audition” – for BBC Wildlife series
- “Blow Wind to where my loved one is” – performed by Ensemble Sine Nomine
- “Cue” – for African Wildlife film
- “Get You” – instrumental
- “North by North” – song extract