I’m so shocked and appalled in the wake of such a horrific act…
I’m so shocked and appalled in the wake of such a horrific act of terrorism, I feel that I need to share something to offer some kind of comfort and support to a great nation of beautiful people. I know we all stand united with New Zealand and particularly our Muslim brothers and sisters, stronger together in the face of such cowardly hatred.
Tonight there are children going to bed having just lost a parent and parents going to bed having just lost a child. As Mary Fry’s beautiful poem shows, their memories live on in the world around us. May we honour their memories by strengthening our shared commitment to peace, love and compassion. To comfort others was the very reason why I wrote this music all those years ago.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Thank you @sydneychamberchoir for performing my ‘How Shall…
Thank you @sydneychamberchoir for performing my ‘How Shall We Sing’ 🙏
Looks sure to be a fantastic concert and I miss you all! ❤️
Finally got to meet the wonderful creators of #Bluey in person…
Finally got to meet the wonderful creators of #Bluey in person today, followed by a fabulous concert by @emmadeanmusic 😍
So great to be part of this awesome show thanks to their composer legend #JoffBush! (at Ludo Studio)
💙 NEW #BLUEY on @abctv APRIL 1ST 💙 This is not an April…
💙 NEW #BLUEY on @abctv
APRIL 1ST 💙
This is not an April Fools!
Wrote music for some of the new eps and they are fabulous! 😍
Omg @johnmichaelnolan 🙊🙊🙊💕#johnandjoedontusa (at Port Melbourne…
🙊🙊🙊💕#johnandjoedontusa (at Port Melbourne Beach)
An honour to meet #CharlesAnthonySilvestri today at the…
An honour to meet #CharlesAnthonySilvestri today at the #LAMasterChorale premiere of #EricAhitacre’s stunning ‘The Sacred Veil’. 👏👏👏
Also honoured to be having a #WorldPremiere with Tony’s words along with #SaunderChoi soon here in the USA 💕❤️ (at Walt Disney Concert Hall)
“Imagine There Is No Heaven Imagine There Is No Hell Imagine if…
“Imagine There Is No Heaven
Imagine There Is No Hell
Imagine if it didn’t matter of you loved her/him or capital HIM
Imagine If You Loved Yourself
Because How In The Hell You Gonna Love Somebody Else?
So We’ll Be Waiting All Day
Because It’s True What They Say
The Better the Devil You know
Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace)”
REALLY proud to share this amazing performance of my piece ‘Imagine’ by the @csulb.uc at #CalState LongBeach
This piece is particularly special for me as a member of the #LBGTQ community. Originally written for my friends at @sglchoir wrote it just after the mass shooting at #PulseNightClub Orlando Florida where so many innocent people lost their lives in a senseless, anti-LGBTQ attack.
The words are a kind of collage I created, and it’s very clear that I drew inspiration from people who have influenced both me and many others around the world to strive for peace.
Thank you SO MUCH to the choir’s brilliant director #JoshPalkki for bringing this to the USA where the subject matter of this piece is particularly pertinent. All that you do both musically and socially is so amazing! Thank you #GukHuiHan for seriously smashing that groovy piano part, and thank you to #CalStateLongBeach for having me there last year – such a joy!
Joe update: Finishing another episode of #Bluey this week, last…
Finishing another episode of #Bluey this week, last week I finished a commission for #JosephOhrt and the Central Bucks High School West Choir, a setting of words by @tonysilvestri, renowned for his wonderful collaborations with @ericwhitacre.
Honoured to be joined by wonderful composer friends over here in the USA including @musicmanchoi & @amygordonmusic ❤️