Choral music

"...a talented and original composer of music for choir. His music is lyrical, well crafted and full of colour. Choirs everywhere need to sing this music."

Paul Mealor, Composer

Voted the 'nation's favorite living composer' in the 2012 Classic FM hall of fame

Aaron has written extensively for choir. He was the winner of the 2019 Sir David Willcocks carol competition, as a result of which his winning composition, 'A Spotless Rose', was performed by The Bach Choir at Cadogan Hall (you can read further here). The carol will be featured on the Luceat Choir's Christmas CD later this year, and the Luceat Choir previously performed his work in their summer residency at Truro Cathedral.  In the past his works have been performed by Choir of Hertford College, Oxford, the choir of Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford (where he was composer in residence) and the Chamber Choir of Malvern College. In 2016 he was commissioned by the Wayne State University Concert Band to arrange one of his choral works (a setting of ‘O Magnum Mysterium’) for concert band and this enjoyed further performances by concert bands in the USA.

 

Aaron is well accustomed to the choral medium, having sung extensively with choirs: from the age of 8-13 he was a chorister with Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum under the direction of Benjamin Nicholas, achieving grade 8 singing with distinction. Since then he has sung with the choirs of Merton and Keble Colleges (Oxford), the Rodolfus Choir, and the BBC Proms Youth Choir. He is now Organist and Director of Music at St. Mary's and all Saint church in Beaconsfield.


He has also performed the part of tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Birmingham Phoenix Singers, in the lead role in the world premiere of This World Lousy by Peter Shepherd and in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Oxford University Sinfonietta.