Gordon Thornett

Just before Christmas, it was my great privilege to attend an Advent Service at Berlin Cathedral to hear a piece I had been commissioned to write for the John F […]

Guiding Star is one of my latest Christmas pieces, which was performed by the Chorus and Orchestra at the CBSO Christmas Concerts at Symphony Hall in 2016, and by the […]

I’m calling myself a ‘hobby composer’ because I write music for fun, rather than financial gain. I’m not dependant on earnings from commissions or sales of my music to survive, […]

Originally written and arranged for the CBSO Christmas concerts in 2015, Rejoice! incorporates the Advent hymn, ‘O come, O come, Emmanuel’. The piece is designed as an opening number for […]

I was privileged to pay a visit Trondheim, Norway, in December 2010 to meet Bjørn Moe and the Nidarosdomens Guttekor.  Bjørn is the conductor of this famous Cathedral Choir, based […]

This was an arrangement originally made for school choirs, but which has been taken up by one or two adult choirs, including St Ann’s Hospice Festival Choir, who gave a […]

This is a new setting of Reginald Heber’s Epiphany poem, “Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning.” It was written for the Boys’ Choir of the Nidaros Cathedral […]