Conducting

Jonathan is known for his intelligent and passionate music-making across a wide range of choral, orchestral and operatic repertoire. Most recently, he has toured the country with English Touring Opera, conducted at the Opéra de Bastille, Paris, and Britten Theatre, London, and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the OAE. He has performed much of the great choral/orchestral repertoire from Bach St John Passion to Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and is the director of all-female vocal ensemble, Consort Iridiana. A selected list of works performed can be seen below.

ARENSKY
Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky
MALCOLM ARNOLD
Commonwealth Christmas Overture, Horn Concerto no. 2
J S BACH
Cantata Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes BWV 40, Cantata Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! BWV 70, Cantata Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben BWV 77, Cantata Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir BWV 130, Cantata Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten! BWV 172, Motet Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227, Mass in B minor BWV 232, Magnificat in D BWV 243, St John Passion BWV 245, Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043, Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051, Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor BWV 1067
BARBER
Adagio for Strings, Violin Concerto
BARTOK
Divertimento for Strings, Rumanian Dances
BEETHOVEN
Elegischer Gesang op. 118, Overture to Coriolan, Mass in C op. 86, Symphonies nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 & 8, Violin Concerto
BERLIOZ
Les nuits d’été, Symphonie fantastique
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms, Overture to Candide
BORODIN‘Polovtsian Dances’ from Prince Igor (with chorus), Symphony no. 2
BIZET Suites 1-3 from Carmen
BRAHMS Requiem, Sieben Lieder, Schicksalslied, ‘Tragic’ Overture, Symphonies 1 & 4, Violin Concerto
BRITTEN Ballad of Heroes, Cantata Misericordium, Ceremony of Carols, Deus in adjutorium, Hymn of St Columba, Hymn to St Peter Missa Brevis, Rejoice in the Lamb, St Nicolas, Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, King Arthur, Simple Symphony, Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
BRUCKNER Motets, Symphony no. 6
CHARPENTIER Actéon & numerous motets for upper voices
COPLAND
Appalachian Spring, Suite from Rodeo
DEBUSSY Danses sacrée et profane, Prélude à ‘L’après-midi d’un faune’, Trois Nocturnes
DURUFLÉ Requiem
DVORAK Mass in D, Overture ‘Carnival’, Symphonies nos. 8 & 9
ELGAR Elegy for strings, Introduction and Allegro, Serenade for strings, Sospiri, Spirit of England, Variations for orchestra ‘Enigma’
FAURÉ Messe basse, Requiem, Elegy, Pavane, Pelléas et Mélisande
FANSHAWE African Sanctus
FINZI Dies natalis, In terra pax, Requiem da camera, Five Bagatelles for clarinet and orchestra, Eclogue, Prelude, Romance
GLINKA Overture to Ruslan und Ludmila
GRIEG ‘Holberg’ Suite, ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite
HANDEL Concerti grossi op. 6, nos. 1, 6 & 12, Coronation Anthems,Dixit dominus, Messiah, Nisi dominus, Te Deum H282
HAYDN Guardian Spirit’s Aria’ (from Alfred, King of Anglo-Saxons), The Creation, ‘Nelson’ Mass, Seven Words from the Cross (excerpts), Te Deum, Trumpet Concerto, Symphonies nos. 45 & 104
HERRMANN Suite from Psycho
HOLST The Hymn of Jesus, Two Psalms, Brook Green Suite, The Planets, St Paul’s Suite, Somerset Rhapsody
HUMPERDINCK Overture to Hänsel und Gretel
IVES The Unanswered Question
JANÁCEK The Cunning Little Vixen (Assistant)
KODALY Missa Brevis
KORNGOLD ‘Main Title’ from Captain Blood
LAURIDSEN Lux Aeterna
MAHLER ‘Adagietto’ from Symphony no. 5
MACMILLAN As others see us…
MENDELSSOHN Fair Melusine, Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture and incidental music, String Symphony no. 12, Violin Concerto
MARTINU Miracle of our Lady, act 2 ‘Mariken of Nijmegen’ (in my own translation)
MONDONVILLE Dominus regnavit
MOZART Idomeneo, Le nozze di Figaro, Zaïde, Die Zauberflöte, ‘Coronation’ Mass, Mass in C minor, Missa Solemnis, Requiem, Vesperae de Dominica, Vesperae de Confessore, Divertimenti K136-8, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Horn Concerto no. 4,
Violin Concerto in A, Sinfonie concertante, Overture to Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Overture to La clemenza di Tito
Symphonies nos. 25, 29 & 41
NIELSEN Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Symphony no. 4
OFFENBACH Tales of Hoffmann (fully staged)
ORFF Carmina Burana
PART De profundis, Fratres for strings
JULIAN PHILIPS Sea and Stars (world première)
POULENC Gloria, Litanies à la vierge noire, Organ Concerto
PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé, Peter and the Wolf, Violin Concertos nos. 1 & 2
PUCCINI La bohème (fully staged), Tosca (semi-staged)
RAMEAU Anacréon (1754, semi-staged with dance), Dardanus (fully staged), Les fêtes d’Hébé (fully staged), In convertendo dominus Pigmalion (semi-staged with dance), Zaïs (semi-staged with dance), Extracts from Les Boréades, Dardanus, Les fêtes de Polymnie and Naïs
RAVEL Trois chansons, Trois chansons de Stephane Mallarmé, Bolero, Daphnis et Chloé (complete), Ma mère l’oye (suite & ballet)
ROSSINI Count Ory (fully staged), Petite Messe Solenelle, Overture to An Italian girl in Algiers, Overture to William Tell
RUTTER Gloria, Psalm 150, Requiem
SAINT-SAENS Carnival of the Animals, Symphony no. 3 ‘Organ’
SCHUBERT Mass in G, Symphony no. 8 ‘Unfinished’
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto no. 1, Chamber Symphonies opp. 83a and 110a (arr. Barshai), Festive Overture, Symphonies nos. 10 & 12, Symphony for Strings
SIBELIUS En saga, Finlandia, Karelia, Rakastava, Suite champêtre, Symphonies nos. 1 & 2
SMETANA Vltava
STANFORD Songs of the fleet
STRAUSS Horn Concerto no. 1
STRAVINSKY Firebird (Suites from 1919 & 1945), Mass, Motets, Oedipus rex, Suite no. 1 for small orchestra, Symphony of Psalms
SUK Serenade for Strings
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (fully staged), Serenade for Strings, Symphonies 5 & 6
TIPPETT ‘Five Spirituals’ from Child of our time, Concerto for double string orchestra, Little Music for String Orchestra
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Dona nobis pacem, Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Five Variants on ‘Dives and Lazarus’, The Lark Ascending, On Wenlock Edge
VERDI Overture to The force of destiny, Requiem, Stabat mater
VARESE Octandre
VIVALDI Credo, Dixit dominus, Gloria, Magnificat, The Four Seasons
VON SUPPE Beautiful Galathea overture, Light Cavalry overture
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll, Tristan und Isolde (Assistant)
WALTON Suite from the Battle of Britain, Crown Imperial, Façade, Two movements from Henry V
WEBER Overture to Oberon
WHITACRE Five Hebrew Love Songs
JOHN WILLIAMS Suites from Catch me if you can, Minority Report, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Star Wars