Wonderful World

Friday 12 November at 7pm, Clifton Cathedral

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.

Exultate Singers: Every breath a song

Saturday 16 October at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol

Exultate Singers returns to the stage of St George’s Bristol in its full glory to perform a programme of choral music spanning 400 years from the early 17th century to the early 21st including David’s anthem Every breath a song, Rheinberger Cantus Missae in E flat, and Bach’s motet Singet dem herrn.

Tickets £15 / £20 from St George’s Bristol box office

City of Bristol Choir: Mozart’s Requiem

Saturday 2 October at 4.30pm and 7.30pm at St Alban’s Church, Westbury Park, Bristol

In a poignant return to the concert platform, City of Bristol Choir marks its 30th anniversary season with a programme that includes the first piece that the choir ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem. The work is full of drama and exquisitely crafted music for soloists, choir and orchestra. Each hour-long performance also includes Mozart’s bite-sized masterpiece, his setting of the Ave Verum, and Elgar’s atmospheric and reflective orchestral work, Sospiri.

Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for students/under 18s from City of Bristol Choir’s box office

Premiere of new commission for Weston Arts+Health Week

Sunday 26th September at 3pm, Weston-super-Mare beach, adjacent to the Grand Pier, BS23 1AL

The first performance of David’s song We are One on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, written especially for this event in collaboration with lyricist Dr Anna Farthing. The song will be performed by newly-formed choir of health professionals within the flags of Luke Jerram’s art installation In Memoriam in a memorable and fitting finale to the Weston Arts + Health Week.

The Lark Ascending Centenary

15 December 2020, online broadcast

David conducted Exultate Singers, joined by the baritone Marcus Farnsworth, in a special online concert recreating the event 100 years ago which premiered Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.

The Lark Ascending was performed just as it was on 15 December 1920, arranged for solo violin and piano, and realised by renowned violinist Jennifer Pike. Bristol Ensemble and Exultate Singers complete the evening with excerpts from the original programme – Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and Parry’s Jerusalem.

The broadcast is available until 15 January to watch on Vimeo – scroll forward to 13 minutes 25 seconds for the opening introduction.

Exultate Singers’ garden concert at St George’s Bristol

Sunday 20 September, St George’s Bristol

Exultate Singers was delighted to give two concerts in the gardens at St George’s Bristol, its first performances since February. The singers were grouped into bubbles of six and rotated around positions on the veranda and amongst the shrubs, singing a programme of music relating to nature to an audience of 50 at each hour-long concert. The sun shone, and all was right with the world for a couple of hours!

Photo by Evan Dawson