Raise the Roof is back! This very popular singing day is once again led in inimitable style by David Ogden. Come and sing blockbuster songs you know and love including lots of show tunes and pop hits. Suitable for all levels of ability, this is a day of unbridled singing ending with an informal performance with live band. Book your place now at St George’s box office
Exultate Singers sing the weekend’s services at York Minster – Evensong at 5.30pm on Saturday, and Sunday’s services are 10am Choral Matins, 11am Choral Eucharist (live-streamed here), and 4pm Choral Evensong (live-streamed here).
David’s setting of the Trisagion is sung as part of a special virtual reality 360 service. Prayers at the Foot of the Cross, filmed in the 12th Century Chapter House of Bristol Cathedral, features a mixture of prayers, music from the choir of Bristol Cathedral and moments of silent contemplation.
Sunday 18th to Saturday 25th September, Toledo, Spain
Join David for a week’s singing holiday in Toledo, exploring six centuries of Spanish and English choral music.
Organised by Run By Singers, the holiday is based in the cultural – and former imperial – capital of Spain. With fine examples of Roman, Moorish and Christian art and architecture, this walled city of Don Quixote and El Greco is only an hour away from Madrid.
Exultate Singers and Bristol Ensemble join forces to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bach’s crowning achievement which expresses the full range of human emotions from intense sadness to great joy and zest for life.
Tickets £14 to £28, available from St George’s Bristol box office
David conducts Exultate Singers singing evensong in Westminster Abbey. The service includes David’s anthem Every breath a song, written for the High Sheriff’s Concert in Bristol in 2019, and Roxanna Panufnik’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.
Saturday 12 February at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol
The virtuosic saxophonist Amy Dickson returns to join Exultate Singers for Saxultate II, to perform spellbinding music for choir and saxophone. The rhythmical and virtuosic pieces feature exciting interplay between choir and saxophone, including arrangements of folk songs from around the British Isles in which the saxophone soars over the choir’s beautiful melodies and sumptuous harmonies.
Saturday 11th and Wednesday 15th December, St James Priory, Bristol
Exultate Singers returns to St James Priory for the first time since December 2019 to sing carols and Christmas music. Concerts this year are 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval, and with reduced audience capacity. Tickets are available from Exultate Singers’ website.
A concert to coincide with the COP26 Climate Change conference in Glasgow featuring the world premiere of Raise a Voice – a rebellious songbook for our times. Commissioned by City of Bristol Choir , this exciting set of songs for a choir of adults and young people combines thought-provoking lyrics by Jennifer Thorp with Toby Young’s energetic, accessible and engaging music to captivate both singers and listeners.