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
Saturday 19 March at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol
Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra and Exultate Singers are joined by soprano Elizabeth Weisberg, alto Eleanor Harries, tenor Thomas Herford and bass Martin Le Poidevin to perform Handel’s choral masterpiece, Messiah. The concert is given in aid of St George’s Building A Sound Future appeal. Tickets £15 to £25 (£5 students) from St George’s box office on 0845 40 24 001 or online at www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk.
Saturday 27th February, All Saints’ Church, Clifton
David conducts the 100 singers of City of Bristol Choir in a programme of French sacred music which includes Vierne’s mighty Messe Solennelle, performed alongside Fauré’s exquisitely beautiful anthem Cantique de Jean Racine and motets by Duruflé, Dupré, Saint-Saëns and Villette. Richard Johnson performs organ works by Escaich, Widor and Vierne. Tickets £18 (£16 concessions, £5 children) including French wine and cheese from www.cityofbristolchoir.org.uk
Wednesday 10 February at 7.30pm, The Lighthouse, Poole
Thursday 11 February at 7.30pm, Colston Hall, Bristol
David is chorus master for singers from Bristol Youth Choir and from schools in and around Bristol who are part of the MacMillan Choir, formed especially for these performances of James MacMillan’s Little Mass with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
The Mass is major new choral work, co-commissioned by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from the man who has been called Britain’s greatest living composer. MacMillan’s music is passionate, sincere and charged with emotion. Kirill Karabits conducts the two performances.
More information about the performance on 10 February
More information about the performance on 11 February
BBC One, Sunday 27 December at 1.15pm David conducts Exultate Singers and the Lochrian Ensemble, performing John Rutter’s beautiful Gaelic Blessing on BBC One’s Songs of Praise
BBC One, Christmas Day at 11.40pm http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06t09rw/love-came-down-at-christmas
Exultate Singers and The Lochrian Ensemble perform David’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem Love Came Down At Christmas specially commissioned for this Christmas Night programme. For sheet music enquiries, please contact email@example.com
Call The Midwife Christmas Special, BBC One, Christmas Day at 7.30pm David was Religious Music Adviser for the Call The Midwife Christmas Special which airs on Christmas Day
Released 3rd December 2015 Exultate Singers’ latest CD is Carols by Candlelight, a selection of traditional and contemporary carols and Christmas music. The CD includes David’s setting of Rowan Williams’ poem, Advent Calendar. £10, available to order from Exultate Singers website and on sale at Opus 13 music shop at 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, telephone 0117 923 0164