Christopher Wood Requiescat Aberfan

We are very pleased to have been passed a recording of the premiere performance of Requiescat Aberfan, composed by Christopher Wood, one of our trustees. Christopher has built an enviable reputation for highly melodious music of strong sentiment for notable occasions. This year sees the 50th anniversary of the disaster at Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil and Christopher’s splendid piece, performed by the RPO under Orwain Arwel Hughes for the first time at this summer’s Welsh Proms, finds exactly the right balance of reflection and hope that such an event demands.

Another of our Trustees, Clare McCaldin, has appeared as a soloist on the recordings of two of Chris’s works, the Requiem and Holy Week, an oratorio for Easter.