Gareth Churchill

Composer

The Bridge Between Breaths (2020 - 21)

The Bridge Between Breaths is a four act, 45-minute chamber opera for tenor, two sopranos and an ensemble of clarinet and cello. It sets an original libretto by Hafsah Aneela Bashir and was commissioned by formidAbility with financial assistance from Arts Council England. Find out more here:

https://www.formidability.org/2020thebridgebetweenbreaths

Grey Matters (2021)

Grey Matters is a dramatic song cycle for mezzo soprano and cello which examines the experience of social distancing. The songs are based on the testimony of brain injury survivors and were created, in association with Headway Cardiff and South East Wales during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Grey Matters was commissioned by Mid Wales Opera through Music at Your Place with the support of Arts Council of Wales. Find out more and listen here:

https://www.midwalesopera.co.uk/2021/grey-matters-music-at-your-place-project/

Grinding (2020)

Grinding is a docu-musical social commentary for male voices and piano. It gives artistic expression to the experiences of Gay men in South Wales on dating applications. It was developed in association with South Wales Gay Men's Chorus with the support of Ty Cerdd Codi Buddies. Watch SWGMC's digital production:

Grinding - YouTube


Hors D'oeuvres (2020)

Hors D'oeuvres is a digital portrait album of my instrumental solos on Ty Cerdd Records. Featuring various performers, the release includes Elemental Studies (2011 - 13) for the 'doubling' winds, Compass Points (2015  - 17) for the 'orchestral' strings and Hors D'oeuvres (2016 - 18) for piano. Find out more here:

https://www.tycerdd.org/hors-doeuvres


Only Breath (2018)

 

Only Breath is a Ty Cerdd Records CD release of contemporary choral music by Welsh composers. It features performances by Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group under the direction of Robert Fokkens and includes my choral works Two Morys Rhymes (2013) and Braich Wen (2017). Find out more here:

https://www.tycerdd.org/only-breath