Patrick Hawes is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition. He is best known for writing the Highgrove Suite for HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, for being Composer-in-Residence at the UK’s largest biggest classical music station, Classic FM, and for the Number One album Angel. Among others, he has written for Voces8, the Choir of New College Oxford, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Hayley Westenra on albums that have all reached Number One in the classical charts.
Patrick has written two new collections for the Elora Festival Singers, Canada. The premiere of Revelation and Beatitudes takes places in July 2016 at the Elora festival and will be followed by the release of the album 'Revelation' with Naxos Records in March 2017. The sheet music for these works will be published by Walton Music, will be released in Autumn 2016.
Patrick is currently writing for The King’s Singers, alongside work on a clarinet concerto for Emma Johnson to be released on Nimbus Records in August 2016, and his biggest project to date – a choral symphony entitled The Great War Symphony – to be premiered in its entirety in 2018.