All five presentations are now available on YouTube.

Passion Music

Will Todd introduces his 2018 jazz choral work Passion Music, written for the choirs of St Martin in the Fields and gospel vocalist Shaneeka Simon in 2018.

 

Requiem for Voices and Electric Guitar

Will Todd talks to guitarist Thomas Gray and conductor Ralph Woodward about the commissioning and development of his 2009 Requiem for Voices and Electric Guitar.

 

Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles

A presentation about writing a work for Youth Singers as part of The Bach Choir Outreach Programme. Will Todd discusses writing for younger voices, the joys and the challenges and working with the legendary Michael Rosen.

 

St Cuthbert Oratorio

Will Todd discusses the background to the writing process and also some of the techniques he uses to construct the music. He also introduces extracts from the 2001 Hallé orchestra recording, with Patricia Rozario, John Hudson, Graeme Danby, Hallé Choir, Durham Singers and Northern Sinfonia Singers, conducted by Christopher Austin.

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Will Todd introduces his 2013 family opera, commissioned by Opera Holland Park – with excerpts of the music and insights into the creative and collaborative process.