Biography of Rees Owen:
Owen Rees is active as both performer and scholar. He is Fellow in Music and Organist (i.e. Director of Chapel Music) at The Queen’s College, Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College, and Reader in the Faculty of Music of Oxford University. Born in 1964, he received his university education at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. In addition to The Queen’s College Choir, he directs the early-music ensembles A Capella Portuguesa and the Cambridge Taverner Choir. As a musicological he specializes in the music of Portugal, Spain, and England during the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, scholarship which is frequently reflected in his concerts and recordings. He has conducted at festivals in many parts of the world, and regularly leads choral workshops in Portugal and elsewhere.