Saturday 17 and Monday 19 December at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol
Bristol Ensemble takes to the stage with City of Bristol Choir (Saturday 17th) and Exultate Singers (Monday 19th) to bring Christmas cheer and festivities in this Christmas Spectacular. Under the baton of David Ogden, this is always a wonderfully entertaining and uplifting evening of Christmas music and readings, with some wonderful Christmas music with choir items, audience participation and festive orchestral music. Tickets £15 to £30 for adults, concessions available for students and under 18s, from St George’s box office on 0117 929 4929 or www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
Tuesday 20 December at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol
There will be plenty of audience participation in this sparkling festive concert featuring all your favourite carols, Christmas choral works and orchestral pieces. Come and enjoy a brilliantly festive and fun evening under the baton of David Ogden, with City of Bristol Choir and the Bristol Ensemble, certain to put you in the Christmas mood. Tickets £15 to £30 for adults, concessions available for students and under 18s, from St George’s box office on 0117 929 4929 or www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk
City of Bristol Choir performs a concert for Remembrance Sunday featuring two intensely moving pieces with themes of consolation, peace, and reconciliation: Richard Blackford’s gripping and vivid Pietà, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Completing the programme is an arrangement of a tender Ukrainian Lullaby for saxophone and orchestra, remembering the casualties not only of World Wars but also of recent conflicts. The choir will be joined by the renowned saxophonist Amy Dickson and the strings of the Bristol Ensemble.
Saturday 15th October at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol
Spend an evening in the company of two charismatic and entertaining masters of the guitar as the renowned international soloists Craig Ogden and Gary Ryan team up with Exultate Singers for this concert of songs from around the world, conducted by David Ogden.
The programme includes works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, marking the composer’s 150th birthday, as well as toe-tapping Spanish music and a brand new, brilliantly entertaining, setting of folk songs by Gary Ryan for choir and two guitars.
Raise the Roof is back! This very popular singing day is once again led in inimitable style by David Ogden. 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. Book your place now at St George’s box office
Exultate Singers sing the weekend’s services at York Minster – Evensong at 5.30pm on Saturday, and Sunday’s services are 10am Choral Matins, 11am Choral Eucharist (live-streamed here), and 4pm Choral Evensong (live-streamed here).
David’s setting of the Trisagion is sung as part of a special virtual reality 360 service. Prayers at the Foot of the Cross, filmed in the 12th Century Chapter House of Bristol Cathedral, features a mixture of prayers, music from the choir of Bristol Cathedral and moments of silent contemplation.
Sunday 18th to Saturday 25th September, Toledo, Spain
Join David for a week’s singing holiday in Toledo, exploring six centuries of Spanish and English choral music.
Organised by Run By Singers, the holiday is based in the cultural – and former imperial – capital of Spain. With fine examples of Roman, Moorish and Christian art and architecture, this walled city of Don Quixote and El Greco is only an hour away from Madrid.