Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony ‘Choral’

Wednesday 8th May, Colston Hall, Bristol

David conducts the Bristol Ensemble and a chorus of 200 voices from Bristol Choral Society, City of Bristol Choir and Exultate Singers in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The iconic work completes the Bristol Ensemble’s 18 month Beethoven Symphonies Series. Tickets £27 / £24 / £19 / £14 for adults, £8 for under 26 year olds, £1 for under 18s from Colston Hall box office on 0117 922 3686 or online

Royal Mail Choir and Joe McElderry charity single: Abide With Me

Release date: 14 April 2013

David conducted the Royal Mail Choir in a charity single of Abide With Me recorded with X Factor winner Joe McElderry. Royal Mail will donate £1 to Prostate Cancer UK for every download. Royal Mail Group and its employees have so far raised around £800,000, including matched funding, for Prostate Cancer UK since the charity partnership launched last year. The single is available to download from iTunes and Amazon and the Royal Mail will donate £1 to Prostate Cancer UK for every download up to £100,000

New CD release: The Heart’s Voice

Release date: 4 April 2013

The Heart’s Voice is the latest CD from the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir, conducted by David Ogden and accompanied by organist Daniel Moult. The CD includes contemporary church music by Thomas Hewitt Jones, Philip Wilby, Philip Moore, Alan Spedding, Owain Park, David Ogden, Malcolm Archer and a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis commissioned by the choir from James Whitbourn. Ten of the fourteen tracks are premiere recordings, emphasising the choir’s commitment to, and skill in, performing contemporary music. CDs are on sale now at £10 available online from

City of Bristol Choir: Spiritual Sounds


Saturday 18th May at 7.30pm, Clifton Cathedral, Bristol

David conducts City of Bristol Choir in a concert exploring a mystical and ethereal sound world. The choir is joined by professional percussionist Jeremy Little and organist Richard Johnson to perform works by Morten Lauridsen, James Whitbourn, Edward Bairstow, Anton Bruckner and John Rutter. More information from Tickets £15 (£5 under 18s) from Providence Music shop on 0117 922 3686.

RSCM Millennium Youth Choir on BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3, Wednesday 3rd and Sunday 7th April 2013

David conducted the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir in a live broadcast of Choral Evening Prayer which included the first broadcasts of Roxanna Panufnik’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, Philip Moore’s Easter anthem O filii et filiae and Alleluia, a new anthem by the young composer and member of the choir, Owain Park. The voluntary was Iain Farrington’s virtuosic piece Live Wire which was played by the choir’s organist Daniel Moult. The broadcast is available on the BBC iPlayer until Sunday 14th April. Photograph by Christopher Gray