PATRICK HAWES (b 1958 )
Patrick Hawes is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition. He is best known for writing the Highgrove Suite for HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, for being Composerin- Residence at the UK’s largest biggest classical music station, Classic FM, and for the Number One album Angel. Among others, he has written for Voces8, the Choir of New College Oxford, Julian Lloyd Webber, and Hayley Westenra on albums that have all reached Number One in the classical charts. Patrick is currently writing for The King’s Singers and working on his biggest project to date—a choral symphony entitled The Great War Symphony—to be premièred in its entirety in the Royal Albert Hall 2018.