Westbury-on-Trym Parish Choir CD released: All Times and Seasons

Thursday 15th December 2011 Westbury-on-Trym Parish Choir’s CD is released today and includes David’s anthems Christ has no body now but yours; Faith, hope and love; and I see his blood. The CD was recorded in St Augustine’s Chapel at St Monica’s Trust in Bristol in October and features a collection of anthems, carols, hymns and songs from throughout the church’s year from Advent to Christ the King. CDs are on sale online at the church’s website

Carols by Candlelight at St James Priory

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December 2011 at 7.45pm Exultate Singers’ first Carols by Candlelight concert back in St James Priory following its £4.4 million restoration proved so popular that the choir announced an extra date. The concert on Wednesday 14th December is sold out but there will be an additional concert held on Tuesday 13th December. Tickets available from Exultate Singers’ website and Providence Music shop on 0117 927 6536

A right royal Bristol Song

David’s composition, with words by Anna Farthing and Eugene Byrne, will receive a royal audience when it is sung at Bristol’s M Shed museum on 14th December 2011. The Princess Royal will officially open Bristol’s new museum when she visits the city next month. The Bristol Song was written for the opening of the M Shed in June, and was sung by a choir of over 150 children from primary schools all over Bristol, who will be getting together again to sing to the princess.

Read an Evening Post article about the visit

Christmas Spectaculars with The Bristol Ensemble

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd December 2011 at 7.45pm Two glorious evenings of Christmas celebration conducted by David Ogden. The Bristol Ensemble is joined by City of Bristol Choir on Wednesday and Exultate Singers on Thursday for a festive-themed extravaganza of warmth, passion and bonhomie. With Christmas music, audience carols and seasonal readings, this is a uniquely moving mixture of revelry and reverence.

Tickets £23(£21); £21(£19); £17(£15); £10(£8) from St George’s box office on 0845 40 24 001 or online at www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

City of Bristol Choir: Eternal Light

Saturday 12th November 2011 at 7.30pm David conducts City of Bristol Choir and professional orchestra The Lochrian Ensemble in a performance of three works for choir, soloists, harp and string orchestra on the theme of light at St George’s Bristol. The concert includes the Bristol premiere of Howard Goodall’s work Eternal Light, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Cecilia McDowall’s Ave Maris Stella, written 10 years ago in the aftermath of the events of the 11th September 2001. Tickets from St George’s box office on 0845 40 24 001

St James Priory opening concert

1st October 2011 at 7.30pm David conducts Exultate Singers in the first concert in the medieval church of St James’ Priory following its £4.4 million renovation and repair. The first half of the programme explores the influence of St James as a fisherman, an apostle and patron saint of Spain through the performance of sumptuous and evocative motets by the Renaissance Spanish composers Victoria, Lobo and Guerrero. Tickets from Exultate Singers’ website and Providence Music shop on 0117 927 6536