Among Richard Elfyn Jones’s choral pieces that have been performed recently, are Psalm 46 by Constanza Chamber Choir, conducted by Joanna Tomlinson at St. Sepulchre–without–Newgate, Holborn, London. Christ the Gardener has been published by Encore Publications and was premiered by the John S Davies Singers, conducted by John S Davies, at All Saints’ Church, Ammanford. This anthem was performed later in an Eucharist service at Salisbury Cathedral, where the Cathedral Choir was directed by David Halls. Most of Richard Elfyn Jones’s recent choral and organ pieces have been published by Encore Publications.
The BBC Symphony Chorus conductor Neil Ferris, with Richard Pearce, organ, included Good King Wenceslas in their 2019 Christmas concert. (BBC publicity described this arrangement as, ‘Wenceslas as you’ve never heard it before!’)
Catherine Tanner-Williams, oboe, and Christopher Williams, piano, premiered the new Oboe Sonata in a Recital at St.Woolos Cathedral, Newport and a commercial recording followed soon afterwards.
In 2022 the World Harp Congress commissioned four choral pieces for SATB & harp Cwlwm Cariad (the Knot of Love) and Interlude for harp, for performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, July 2022.
A major new work, an Organ Concerto specially written for the international virtuoso Thomas Trotter, was completed in 2022 and awaits its first performance.
A forthcoming CD of all of Richard Elfyn Jones’s piano music, played by Christopher Williams and entitled Lures for Feeling, will be released by Willowhayne Records in 2023.
Richard Elfyn Jones has been commissioned to write a new work for Catherine Tanner Williams and Christopher Williams’s oboe & piano recital at Cardiff University in October 2023. While his relationship with Cardiff University continues to be productive, he devotes time to other academic institutions, notably the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (where he will be contributing to the College’s composition activities in June 2023) and the University of West London, parent organisation for the examining institution, London College of Music. He continues to examine nationally and internationally for the London College of Music, notably in Turkey and Vietnam.