Odyssey by Jonathan Dove

Odyssey by Jonathan Dove

Sunday 18 January 2024, Bristol Beacon

As part of Bristol Beacon’s 2023/24 reopening orchestral season, David conducts the world premiere of Odyssey, a powerful new music-drama for singers and orchestra composed by Jonathan Dove.

Drawing on first-hand accounts, this dramatically engaging story in song allows the audience to see through the eyes of one refugee on a perilous journey to seek safety in another country. As vivid snapshots of a peaceful home life turn to visceral images of unrest, together we travel through strange landscapes and across borders, and discover the courage it takes to leave loved ones and take desperate risks in order to survive.

Tickets go on sale in June 2023 and will be available from Bristol Beacon box office.

Presented by Bristol Beacon • Commissioned by Bristol Beacon in partnership with City of Bristol Choir and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Run by Singers: Summer in Salisbury

27 to 31 August, Salisbury

David once again leads this feast of singing in the wonderful city of Salisbury for Run By Singers. Have the chance to sing a wide range of sacred and secular music from across the ages in some glorious buildings including Salisbury Cathedral and St Martin’s Church with a day trip to Romsey Abbey. There will also be plenty of time to explore this historic city. 
Staying in Sarum College in the close overlooking the Cathedral, this course is a marvellous opportunity to sing some choral favourites and explore some new music from around the world.  Something old, something new and maybe something bluesy! To book a place, visit www.runbysingers.org

Exultate Singers at Liverpool Cathedral

4 to 6 August, Liverpool Cathedral

Exultate Singers travel to Liverpool to sing services in the Anglican Cathedral from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August.

The schedule of services is:
Friday – Choral Evensong in the Lady Chapel at 5.30pm
Saturday – Choral Evensong in the Lady Chapel at 3pm
Sunday – Eucharist at 10.30am, Choral Evensong at 3pm

City of Bristol Choir: Then Sing We All

Sunday 25 June at 6pm, St George’s Bristol

David conducts the 100-strong City of Bristol Choir in an uplifting celebration of singing featuring the cantata Then sing we all by jazz virtuoso and composer Iain Farrington, staged as part of the St George’s Festival of Voice. Expressing the joy of singing together, this joyful piece sets 16th and 17th century texts fusing swing, funk, late-night blues and gospel styles. 

Tickets available from City of Bristol Choir’s box office and St George’s box office.

Run by Singers: a week in Granada

14 to 21 May, Granada, Spain

Spend a week singing in the shade of the Alhambra working on a rich programme of choral music whilst enjoying the best of Andalusian food and wine, and relishing the opportunity to be in southern Spain at the perfect time of year.

This Run By Singers course runs from Sunday evening, when we meet for a welcome drink and dinner, to the following Saturday evening where we perform our new repertoire at a formal concert. We will sing for approximately five hours each day with breaks for coffee and a long afternoon break. Thursday will be a half-day when people may choose to explore a little further afield. Full details at https://www.runbysingers.org/granada23-singing-holiday

Exultate Singers: Euro Choralvision Song Concert

Saturday 13 May at 5pm, St George’s Bristol

Euro fever comes to Bristol as Exultate Singers presents a late afternoon European song concert of sacred and secular choral music in a dazzling variety of languages, sounds and musical flavours, revealing how vividly each country’s national identity and traditions are expressed in its choral music. At the end of the concert, audience members will award their douze points to their favourite, and the winning country’s piece will be performed again as an encore!

City of Bristol Choir – That Friday Feeling

Friday 24 March at 7.45pm, All Saints’ Church, Clifton

This is the perfect way to wind up the working week by listening to sumptuous and uplifting choral music, performed by the 100 singers of City of Bristol Choir.

From the simplicity of Durufle’s plainsong-inspired Ubi Caritas and the beautiful harmonies of Harris’ Faire is the Heaven to the soaring majesty of Howells’ Magnificatwritten for St Paul’s Cathedral, come and experience the power of live music in a concert that celebrates freedom, refreshment, singing, love and the joys of spring to ease you into the weekend.

Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof

Saturday 28 January 2023, St George’s Bristol

This very popular singing day is once again led by David at St George’s Bristol. 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.

Carols by Candlelight

Saturday 10 December at 4pm and 7pm, Wednesday 14 December at 7.30pm, St James Priory, Bristol

Exultate Singers performs an exquisite programme of Christmas music, the perfect preparation for the festive season. Come and enjoy a wonderfully atmospheric evening in the beautiful surroundings of Bristol’s oldest building, St James Priory. Tickets £13 to £17 from Opus 13 music shop on 0117 923 0164 / www.exultatesingers.org