BBC Music Day 2016


Friday 3 June at 4.30pm, BBC Radio 3’s In Tune

David will conduct Bristol Youth Choir live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune for BBC Music Day at the Colston Hall. The Juniors will be performing at 4.45pm and the Seniors at 5.45pm, including a collaboration with violinist Jennifer Pike

Mozart’s Requiem in the Colston Hall


Thursday 19 May at 7.30pm, Colston Hall, Bristol

David conducts Bristol Youth Choir, City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers and the Bristol Ensemble in a performance of Mozart’s exquisitely beautiful Requiem. Tickets £10 to £25 for adults, £8 under 26 year olds and £1 for under 18s from Colston Hall box office online and by phone on 0844 887 1500.

Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Wednesday 20 April, Windsor 

David will conduct the Royal Mail Choir in a performance for Her Majesty The Queen during her visit to Windsor Sorting Office. The choir will sing a variety of pieces, including, of course, Happy Birthday to mark the eve of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Classic FM Hall of Fame


David’s setting of the words of St Teresa of Avila, Christ has no body now but yours, has given him his Classic FM Hall of Fame debut today, being voted in at No. 288 on the list. The anthem has been recorded by Exultate Singers on its Visions of Peace CD and Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church Choir’s All Times and Seasons CD

Faith, hope and love on BBC’s Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise

Sunday 21 February at 1.15pm, BBC One

Bristol Youth Choir and Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church Choir perform David’s Faith, hope and love, an arrangement of Pachelbel’s Canon on BBC One’s Songs of Praise this Sunday. The harpist is Ruth Kenyon and the flautist is Luke Russell.


A Sense of the Divine with Exultate Singers


Saturday 23 April at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol 

Exultate Singers is bringing the Latin American party to St George’s with a programme of lively and passionate music from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Argentina. The concert will also feature performances by renowned guitarist Craig Ogden and virtuoso cellist Richard May. Tickets £15 to £25 from St George’s Bristol

Handel’s Messiah


Saturday 19 March at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol

Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra and Exultate Singers are joined by soprano Elizabeth Weisberg, alto Eleanor Harries, tenor Thomas Herford and bass Martin Le Poidevin to perform Handel’s choral masterpiece, Messiah. The concert is given in aid of St George’s Building A Sound Future appeal. Tickets £15 to £25 (£5 students) from St George’s box office on 0845 40 24 001 or online at www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk.

Sacred French Choral music with City of Bristol Choir


Saturday 27th February, All Saints’ Church, Clifton  

David conducts the 100 singers of City of Bristol Choir in a programme of French sacred music which includes Vierne’s mighty Messe Solennelle, performed alongside Fauré’s exquisitely beautiful anthem Cantique de Jean Racine and motets by Duruflé, Dupré, Saint-Saëns and Villette. Richard Johnson performs organ works by Escaich, Widor and Vierne. Tickets £18 (£16 concessions, £5 children) including French wine and cheese from www.cityofbristolchoir.org.uk

Bristol Youth Choir perform James MacMillan’s Little Mass

James MacMillan credit Philip Gatward

Wednesday 10 February at 7.30pm, The Lighthouse, Poole
Thursday 11 February at 7.30pm, Colston Hall, Bristol

David is chorus master for singers from Bristol Youth Choir and from schools in and around Bristol who are part of the MacMillan Choir, formed especially for these performances of James MacMillan’s Little Mass with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

The Mass is major new choral work, co-commissioned by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from the man who has been called Britain’s greatest living composer. MacMillan’s music is passionate, sincere and charged with emotion. Kirill Karabits conducts the two performances.

More information about the performance on 10 February

More information about the performance on 11 February

BBC One’s Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise

BBC One, Sunday 27 December at 1.15pm David conducts Exultate Singers and the Lochrian Ensemble, performing John Rutter’s beautiful Gaelic Blessing on BBC One’s Songs of Praise