John led a very successful day workshop for the North West Early Music Forum in Didsbury on 14 May 2014, exploring Scarlatti’s wonderful 10-part Stabat Mater. Mark Flinn, chair of NWEMF, said ‘John Hancorn led an outstanding day of music making when we studied and performed Scarlatti’s amazing ten-part Stabat Mater. John’s love for the piece, his musicianship and his talent for getting the best out of a group of singers ensured a most successful and enjoyable day. We’re inviting him back next year’
John conducted the East Sussex Bach Choir in an all-Mozart programme featuring bass Sir John Tomlinson on 31 May 2014 at Lewes Town Hall. The concert was a joint celebration: both John and Baroque Collective leader Alison Bury turned 60 this year.
John will conduct the world premiere performance of Helen Glavin’s Battle of Lewes Cantata ‘The Sword of Freedom’ on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at Lewes Town Hall as part of a month of celebrations of the historic battle in Lewes in May 2014. ‘The Sword of Freedom’ will be performed by The Everyman Ensemble and features regular Everyman soloist Oliver Hicks accompaned by troubadours and a group of specially invited professional musicians.