"Bold and brilliantly achieved"
Winner of the NCEM Composer Award 2012, Ben Rowarth is a London based composer, also performing regularly as a conductor and bass baritone. His music has seen broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and received exceptional reviews from BBC Music Magazine, Arts Desk, Classical Source and Choir and Organ where it is described as "daring" and "inspired".
Check out recent recording of 'The Turn' which was made 'Choice Disc' of the Month in BBC Music Magazine April 2018
17th Oct 2019 - Regina Caeli, SAT, 3’
Khoros Choir, director Patrick Allies, will be launching their new CD, featuring ‘Regina Caeli’.
2nd Nov 2019 - ‘Into Silence’: Showcase
After the first week of exciting collaboration with Fretwork Viol Consort, Helen Charlston, Hugo Hymas and two contemporary dancers choreographed by award winning Darren Johnston, we will be showcasing our progress in an informal afternoon performance at CLF Art Cafe Peckham.
8th February 2020 - ‘Into Silence’
The world premiere of my new performance piece, developed collaboratively with choreographer and installation artist Darren Johnston. The piece features two new works for voices and viol consort alongside music by Claudio Monteverdi and Sir George Benjamin. The music will be brought to life by two contemporary dancers who’s imagery will reflect the heart wrenching story that develops through the programme.
Recent Highlights 2018/19
June 2019 - The Turn, SSATBarB, 40’
The Fieri Consort performed The Turn and its accompanying work, Monteverdi’s Lamento D’Arianna in Cork, Ireland.
May 2019 - Compline Setting, SATB + divis, 40’
World Premiere of New Commission, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, with further performances in London, York Minster and Durham Castle
January 2019 - The Turn, SATBarB, 40’
The New Consort gave ‘The Turn’ its transatlantic premiere with a performance in New York (USA).
December 2018 - There is no rose, SSATB, 6’
Release of new CD by Suzi Digby and ORA, “The Mystery of Christmas” following a beautiful rendition sung live at the Temple Winter Festival.
November 2018 - For The Fallen, SATB, 5’
Fulham Camerata performed the World Premiere of ‘For The Fallen’ with their new conductor, Harry Castle.
September 2018 - The Short Walk of a Madman, SSAATTBB solo voices, 30’
Release of new CD by The Fieri Consort, “The Unknown Traveller” for which the work was commissioned.