Run by Singers: Lincoln, August 2020

Lincoln

23 to 28 August 2020, Lincoln

Join David and fellow singers for a contemporary choral music Summer School in the beautiful city of Lincoln, featuring music both by established and less well-known living composers. There will be a visit and lecture by one of the featured composers.

The Run by Singers course begins with dinner on Sunday evening, and finishes on Friday where participants perform the new repertoire at a lunchtime concert, followed by afternoon tea by the lake.

The music includes:

Eric Whitacre Sainte Chapelle
Janet Wheeler Beati Quorum via
James MacMillan The Gallant Weaver
Bob Chilcott Like a singing bird
Bob Chilcott Lovely tear of lovely eye
Judith Weir Drop down ye heavens from above
David Ogden All shall be well
Morten Lauridsen Sure on this shining night
Philip Moore Morning Prayers
Ian Carpenter Ave Verum
David Bednall The souls of the righteous
James Whitbourn Pure river of the water of life
Billy Joel And so it goes

For full details and to book, visit www.runbysingers.org

Exeter Festival Chorus: Saints & Angels

Saints and Angels - 23 November

Saturday 23 November 2019 at 7.30pm, St. David’s Church, Exeter

David makes his debut with the Exeter Festival Chorus as Guest Conductor in a programme of English choral music including works by Howells, Britten, Finzi, Harris, Judith Weir, and David’s Angels from the realms of glory alongside interludes of poetry byDryden, Blake and Rossetti. With the tenor Kieran White and organist Peter King. Tickets £18 (students £5, under 18s £1), available from www.exeterfestivalchorus.org.uk

City of Bristol Choir: Sing of Love

Sing of Love - 19 October 2019

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

David conducts the 100 singers of City of Brsitol Choir and professional orchestra The Bristol Ensemble in a rapturous celebration of love. The programme includes poems by the ancient Greek female poet Sappho set to music by Jonathan Dove, as well as Vaughan Williams’ ravishing Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and music by Finzi and Byrd. Tickets £15 to £28, available from St George’s box office online and by phone on 0845 40 24 001

High Sheriff’s Concert 2019

High Sheriff Concert 2019

Wednesday 19 June at 7.30pm, Bristol Cathedral

David is conducting this year’s High Sheriff’s Concert in 2019 and has been commissioned to write a work which will receive its premiere at the event. The piece, Every breath a song, sets words by the Benedictine Sister, Delores Dufner from Minnesota, USA. David will conduct a chorus of 170 voices made of singers from Bristol Outh Choir, Exultate Singers, and the Bristol-based gospel choir Renewal Choir. Together they will perform a new work by the composer Toby Young and librettist Jennifer Thorp, As One, which celebrates the history and diversity of Bristol.  Exultate Singers will also perform Tallis’ iconic 40-part motet, Spem in alium. More information can be found at www.exultatesingers.org

The power of singing at work

David was interviewed by the news website Quartz about the huge benefits of singing at work. As conductor of workplace choirs at Airbus, Arval, Royal Mail and Sawday’s, David is passionate about the benefits of singing as part of the working day, drawing on a long history of workers using songs to commune during the day, from plantation slaves, to fishermen, to coal miners.

Read what David has to say about singing at work in the article here: https://qz.com/work/1613520/brits-are-fighting-burnout-by-joining-workplace-choirs/

City of Bristol Choir & Onyx Brass: Fanfare

Friday 15 March at 7.30pm, St Alban’s Church, Westbury Park, Bristol

David conducts City of Bristol Choir and the top notch ensemble Onyx Brass in a thrilling programme of ceremonial and celebratory music including music by Handel, Naji Hakim, John Rutter, brass specialist Philip Wilby, Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir and a performance of that most iconic of royal anthems, Hubert Parry’s I was glad. Tickets £18 for adults, £5 for students/under 18s, from Opus 13 music shop 0117 923 0164 and online at www.cityofbristolchoir.org.uk.