Thomas Hewitt Jones is an award-winning composer of both concert and commercial music. Winner of the 2003 BBC Young Composer Competition, Thomas has since had many pieces performed, broadcast and published.
Thomas’ ballet, vocal and instrumental music, in particular, is highly acclaimed. His carol, Child of the Stable’s Secret Birth, was premiered by John Rutter and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012, and he has had pieces published by Faber Music, ABRSM, Novello & Co, Universal Music, Oxford University Press and Banks Music Publications as well as Boosey & Hawkes.
Recent work includes composing and producing the music for the four animated Mascot Films for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with stories written by Michael Morpurgo and narrated by Stephen Fry. 2012 also saw the premiere of The Same Flame, published by Boosey & Hawkes and released on Vivum Records, a 35-minute choral work based on the Olympic values with lyrics by distinguished poet and broadcaster, Matt Harvey. Thomas has also worked in Hollywood, assisting on scores for David Buckley.
The Halle Orchestra performed A Christmas Cracker at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester in December 2012; the piece was then premiered in Canada and the USA and played on Classic FM.
Also in December 2012 Sloane Square Choral Society gave the first performance of Incarnation – A Suite of Songs for Christmas (with lyrics by Paul Williamson), a modern approach to the Christmas story, commissioned by SSCS and The de Laszlo Foundation.
Formation was commissioned in 2012 by Ralph Woodward and Fairhaven Singers, Cambridge (with lyrics by Andrew Motion) to commemorate the anniversaries of the birth of Benjamin Britten and the death of J.F. Kennedy. It will be premiered and recorded in 2013.