Orlando Gough

Orlando Gough was a founder member of the bands The Lost Jockey and Man Jumping. He writes music mostly for the theatre - operas, plays, dance pieces, music-theatre - and for choirs.

His recent work includes We Turned On The Light, for 500 singers and orchestra (Proms); Swarm, for marauding chorus (Barbican); The Finnish Prisoner, an opera (The Paddock / Finnish National Opera); Critical Mass, a music-theatre piece (Almeida Opera Festival); One, Two, a music-theatre piece (Dartington Summer School).

He works regularly with the theatre director Rufus Norris, providing music for Peribanez (Young Vic); Blood Wedding (Almeida); Festen (Almeida, Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue); Tintin (Barbican).

Future projects include commissions for the Scottish Ballet, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Stavanger 2008, Brighton Festival, and Royal Opera House.

With the composer & singer Richard Chew he started the sixteen-piece choir The Shout, which includes singers from a diverse range of backgrounds - jazz, gospel, blues, opera, contemporary, early music, Indian classical… Orlando directs the choir, which recently toured Stand, a music-theatre piece, and A Day In The Life, a Christmas show. This autumn the choir will tour Fingerprint, a music-theatre piece.

His work is published by Boosey and Hawkes.


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