City of Bristol Choir launches its 20th anniversary season with a performance of Mozart’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis in a collaboration with the professional orchestra, The Bristol Ensemble, on Saturday 2nd October 2010 in the Colston Hall. Tickets are priced from £15 – £20 (£5 for under 18s) and are available from the Colston Hall box office on 0117 922 3686 or online at www.cityofbristolchoir.org.uk.
The season will include performances of Duruflé’s Requiem, Bach’s Mass in B minor and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts.
16th – 22nd August 2010 The RSCM Millennium Youth Choir’s Summer Course is based at Truro Cathedral. You can hear them sing services at the Cathedral – Evensong at 5.30pm on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th August at 5.30pm; sung Eucharist at 10am and Evensong at 4pm on Sunday 22nd August.
The choir will also be giving a concert at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th August in St Ives Parish Church, St Andrew’s Street, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1AH. Tickets will be £6 in advance, £7 on the door, available from the local box office on (01726) 879 500 or online at www.crbo.co.uk.
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
Sunday 27th June at 5.05pm A special episode of Songs of Praise, presented by Aled Jones, featuring an interview with David Ogden, footage of Aled Jones visiting an Exultate Singers rehearsal, and musical items sung by Exultate Singers and the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir.
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
Sunday 13th June 2010 at 3pm David conducts the Bristol Schools Chamber Choirs in a free summer concert – Songs and Strawberries – at the New Room in Broadmead, Bristol (just a few doors down from Marks & Spencer). Come and hear this fantastic young choir in action
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