John Traill is a prominent conductor, composer, and educator.  His work ranges from international performances, recordings, and commissions, to lecturing at both the University of Oxford and the Royal Welsh College of Music.  An energetic and friendly musician, John values musical endeavours at all levels and he fervently promotes music for all. As Director of Music at St. Anne's College, Oxford, he also co-ordinates performances and outreach programmes alongside his core conducting portfolio.

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John is working on a joint collaboration with Deborah Pritchard, creating a new orchestration of Brahms German Requiem, for the Manchester Camerata. Ben Gernon will conduct the first performance, with the Manchester Camerata, at the Lichfield Festival, on 1st July 2016.

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Commissioned by David and Lelia Sadlier, John’s Four Cornish Songs will be showcased by students of the Cornish American Song Institute during their UK tour in June 2016 (Oxford and Cornwall).  David and Lelia will subsequently perform the songs in Europe andRead more…

The Arts Council/Artswork commission, organised by the Oxfordshire County Music Service, has involved John writing two concertos, both involving outreach in Oxfordshire schools. John’s Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra will be premiered by Simon Desbruslais and the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra atRead more…

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OCYO GALA CONCERT 2016

Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

29th July 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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OCYO GALA CONCERT 2016

Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

29th July 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Premiere: Brahms German Requiem, Manchester Camerata, Lichfield Festival

Ben Gernon conducts the Manchester Camerata in the premiere of a new arrangement of Brahms' German Requiem, by Deborah Pritchard and John Traill

01st July 2016

Lichfield Cathedral

OCYO: Concert in the Hangar

OCYO present a unique 80th birthday concert for Queen Elizabeth II, in the magnificent Bicester Aircraft Hanger. Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Elgar 'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations, Grainger Londonderry Air, Strauss Radetsky March, Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

09th July 2016

Dorchester Abbey

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