Willcocks, Jonathan

Jonathan Willcocks has developed his talent's from his early experience as a chorister at King's College and as a choral scholar at Trinity College Cambridge and has embraced a broad spectrum of composition with works published and widely performed across the world. He also works extensively as a choral and orchestra conductor.

Jonathan's compositions encompass large-scale orchestral scores and chamber music, in addition to many choral works. There are now many recordings of his music, including two CDs issued by Priory Records devoted entirely to his choral music (PRCD 668 and 770) and two Prime Music CDs of his works for children's choirs. The current season includes first performances of several new choral works in UK and USA, and three major commissions will appear in the next eighteen months.

He is currently conductor and musical director of the Portsmouth Choral Union, the Chichester Singers and the professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica, and freelance conducting engagements have taken him to many parts of the world including USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and most of the European countries as well as across the United Kingdom. In the coming season he will be returning to USA and Canada on several occasions to conduct concerts at music festivals, including further appearances in Carnegie Hall in New York.

He has continued an active involvement in music education, since 1989 as Director of the Junior Academy, Royal Academy of Music in London.

Choral music by Jonathan Willcocks