English composer and pianist Will Todd is well known for his beautiful and exciting music. His work encompasses choral works large and small, opera, musical theatre and orchestral pieces, as well as jazz compositions and chamber works.
His anthem, The Call of Wisdom, was performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a TV audience of 45 million people. His breakthrough work, Mass in Blue (originally titled Jazz Mass), has been performed hundreds of times all over the world. His arrangement of Amazing Grace was performed at President Obama’s Inauguration Day prayer service in 2013 and as part of the BBC’s Nelson Mandela Thanksgiving Service.
He has collaborated with award winning choirs The Sixteen and Tenebrae, as well as with the Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Opera Holland Park, BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, The Bach Choir, St Martin’s Voices.
His discography includes best selling choral discs Lux Et Veritas and The Call of Wisdom, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Mass in Blue, Ode to a Nightingale, Passion Music and Jazz Missa Brevis and Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles all on the Signum Classic label. His Clarinet Concerto recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra and Emma Johnson was released in 2016. His music is regularly broadcast on Classic FM, and on BBC Radio 3.
Will Todd’s music is valued for its melodic intensity and harmonic skill, often incorporating jazz colours, and his choral music is much in demand from amateur as well as professional performers.
Recent commissions include Migrations (Welsh National Opera), Song of our Heartland (Northern Heartlands and Opera North), Requiem Gravare (University of South Carolina) and Whisper Him My Name (Genesis Foundation and The Sixteen)
“One of the UK’s most sought-after, versatile composers”
"Will Todd’s striking oratorio... brilliantly scored”
BBC Music Magazine
"Beautifully judged writing"
“An outstanding response to the text”
“This music is a gift for singing”
Will Todd’s works “…..renowned for their melodic intensity and harmonic invention“