Sunday 13 November, St George’s Bristol
Two powerful and moving works for Remembrance Sunday performed by the 100 voices of City of Bristol Choir with the boys of Bristol Youth Choir and The Lochrian Ensemble.
Through settings of poems by Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg and Ivor Gurney, Jonathan Dove’s cantata tells the story of one man’s journey through the First World War beginning with his enthusiasm and decision to enlist; discovering the reality of war; finding death on the battlefield and finally reflecting on the grief of those left behind.
John Rutter is the patron of City of Bristol Choir and to mark the start of their 25th anniversary season, the choir sings his setting of the Requiem with its rich harmonies, poignant melodies and angelic soprano solos.
Tickets from St George’s box office online or by phone on 0845 40 24 001
Saturday 15 October, St George’s Bristol
Exultate Singers flies high at St George’s Bristol in a concert featuring some extraordinary music capturing the exhilaration of flight. From works by Renaissance masters Monteverdi and Gesualdo to Eric Whitacre’s dazzling Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine, the world premiere of a remarkable new cantata, Dancing Star, by rising star composer Toby Young, music by Stanford, Ravel, Owain Park, Brian Knowles, Bob Chilcott and lots more, this promises to be utterly captivating. Tickets from www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
Tuesday 6 September, Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London
David conducts the Royal Mail Choir as they sing for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at a Royal Mail reception to mark the 500th anniversary of the postal service. Their Royal Highnesses will meet long-serving postmen and women from around the country, participants in Royal Mail’s Apprenticeship scheme and Army Reservists.
At the end of the reception Their Royal Highnesses will unveil a replica of an original Penfold postbox, which will be permanently positioned in St Martin’s Le Grand, outside the former General Post Office Headquarters in London.
Sunday 4 September at 5.15pm, BBC One
Listen out for David’s Christ has no body now but yours on BBC One’s Songs of Praise, performed by Exultate Singers and the Lothian Ensemble in a special programme marking the canonisation of Mother Teresa. The piece has been recorded by Exultate Singers (Visions of Peace CD) and Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church Choir (All Times And Seasons CD), and the sheet music is available from the RSCM
Friday 3 June at 4.30pm, BBC Radio 3’s In Tune
David will conduct Bristol Youth Choir live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune for BBC Music Day at the Colston Hall. The Juniors will be performing at 4.45pm and the Seniors at 5.45pm, including a collaboration with violinist Jennifer Pike
Thursday 19 May at 7.30pm, Colston Hall, Bristol
David conducts Bristol Youth Choir, City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers and the Bristol Ensemble in a performance of Mozart’s exquisitely beautiful Requiem. Tickets £10 to £25 for adults, £8 under 26 year olds and £1 for under 18s from Colston Hall box office online and by phone on 0844 887 1500.
Wednesday 20 April, Windsor
David will conduct the Royal Mail Choir in a performance for Her Majesty The Queen during her visit to Windsor Sorting Office. The choir will sing a variety of pieces, including, of course, Happy Birthday to mark the eve of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
David’s setting of the words of St Teresa of Avila, Christ has no body now but yours, has given him his Classic FM Hall of Fame debut today, being voted in at No. 288 on the list. The anthem has been recorded by Exultate Singers on its Visions of Peace CD and Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church Choir’s All Times and Seasons CD
Sunday 21 February at 1.15pm, BBC One
Bristol Youth Choir and Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church Choir perform David’s Faith, hope and love, an arrangement of Pachelbel’s Canon on BBC One’s Songs of Praise this Sunday. The harpist is Ruth Kenyon and the flautist is Luke Russell.
Saturday 23 April at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol
Exultate Singers is bringing the Latin American party to St George’s with a programme of lively and passionate music from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Argentina. The concert will also feature performances by renowned guitarist Craig Ogden and virtuoso cellist Richard May. Tickets £15 to £25 from St George’s Bristol