Richard Blackford

Selected Performances



February 5th. The Better Angels Of Our Nature. Steven Hudson (oboe), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Live broadcast at 19.30 BBC Radio 3.

June 27th A Gaudí Symphony, world premiere. BBC National Orchestra of Wales commission, Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff broadcast and Lyrita recording. Conductor Martyn Brabbins.

July 31st. Pietà, Winchester Cathedral, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, Leeds Festival Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - cond. Gavin Carr

September 26th. Echo, world premiere. Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Gavin Carr (baritone), Richard Blackford (conductor). The Lighthouse, Poole.

October 24th. Vision Of A Garden, world premiere. The Bach Choir commission. The Bach Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, David Hill (conductor)


February 11th-12th. Verdi Requiem, in a new arrangement by Richard Blackford for two pianos, organ and percussion. Recording with The Bach Choir, Holy Trinity, Sloane Square. Conductor David Hill.

March 20th Babel. A new cantata commissioned by the Camden Choir for its 50th anniversary. World premiere. Cadogan Hall, London, conducted by the composer.


Clarissa's Tango - for violin and piano. Cervo Festival, Italy, August 29.

Songs of Nadia Anjuman. Elizabeth Watts (soprano) and Britten Sinfonia. Milton Court (Barbican) October 14th, and Saffron Hall Octobewr 19th.

Vision Of A Garden, The Bach Choir. Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, July 20th.

Pietá,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Salisbury Cathedral July 23rd.

Pietá , Leicester Choral Society, Stephen Bullamore, October 21st

Verdi Requiem (arr. Blackford) Wimbledon Choral Society, Neil Ferris, Cadogan Hall, London




Babel and Three Rossetti Songs , Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Gavin Carr. St Swithun's, Bath. January 13th.

Mirror Of Perfection, Wimbledon Choral Society, Neil Ferris. Cadogan Hall

Pietá, Dorchester Singers, Colin Howard. March 16th.

 Pietá, Benson Choral Society, Dorchester Abbey March 16th.

Mirror Of Perfection, Worcester Cathedral, Martin Hudson. March 16th.

Mirror of Perfection, Songs of Nadia Anjuman, Spirit of Delight (premiere), Presteigne Festival, George Vass

Niobe, Hof Symphoniker, Hof. September 27th


Cello Concerto, (premiere) -Alisa Weilerstein (cello) Tomáš Netopil, Czech Philharmonic, Rudolfinum Prague. February 5,6 and 7

Unter Unsere Sonne, (premiere) - Maria Hegele (mezzo-soprano) Hof Symphoniker, Hof. Date TBC