Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th October 2010 The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir marks its tenth birthday with a weekend of celebrations at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, London. A Thanksgiving Service at 5pm on Saturday 16th is led by Canon Wendy Wilby of the RSCM Council; the preacher is the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, and music will be sung by past and present members of the choir. In the evening there will be a black tie party. On Sunday, the choir will give a concert at 3pm at St Peter’s – entry to the concert is free and all are welcome. For more information, see the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir website.
26th July – 1st August 2010 David directs the Advanced Course for Trebles for RSCM America, based at Washington National Cathedral. He will be conducting services in the Cathedral throughout the week including Eucharist at 11.15am (4.15pm UK time) on Sunday 1st August, which will be streamed online on the Cathedral’s website www.nationalcathedral.org
Monday 28th June 2010 at 7.30pm In its first performance with an orchestra for a considerable time, Bristol Schools Chamber Choir performs Gabriel Fauré’s enduring masterpiece, Requiem in St George’s. Also on the programme is the contemplative, well-loved Cantique de Jean Racine, Stanford’s Songs of the Sea and the Flower Duet from Lakmé alongside folk songs, spirituals, barbershop and jazz arrangements. Tickets are £10 / £8 / £6 / £4 (£1 discount for concessions), under 18s tickets £2, available from St George’s box office by phone on 0845 40 24 001 or visit www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
David conducts Exultate Singers in its first visit to York Minster on the 5th and 6th June 2010. The choir will sing services there – Evensong at 5.15pm on Saturday, a Common Worship Eucharist at 10am and Book of Common Prayer Eucharist at 11.30am on Sunday morning, and Evensong on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. The music list includes Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor and Rheinberger’s double choir Cantus Missae op.109. The choir will also revisit links with York Minster’s former Organist and Master of the Music Philip Moore (from whom they commissioned a piece for their fifth anniversary) when they perform his setting of Lo! God is here. Full music list