Celestia at the Barrow & Flax Festival

Celestia - 31 July 2022

Sunday 31 July at 5pm, Barrow Gurney church

David Ogden conducts his professional vocal ensemble Celestia in a varied programme of the very greatest choral works of the last half-millennium.

A long interval gives audience members a rare chance to visit the beautiful gardens of Barrow Court, and enjoy a Glyndebourne-style picnic in stunning scenery.

“Celestia had me crying with raw emotion and grinning like a happy loon… I’m floating home”

Tickets £15 by email from arml2005@gmail.com 

Raise the Roof Singing Day

Raise the Roof

Saturday 11 June, 11am – 4pm, St George’s Bristol

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

David’s Trisagion featured in Church of England’s Virtual Reality service

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.

The service is available to view online at the link below. More information can be found at the Church of England website.

A singing holiday in Toledo

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.

For more information, visit www.runbysingers.org

Exultate Singers: Mass in B minor

Saturday 14 May at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol

Exultate Singers and Bristol Ensemble join forces to perform Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bach’s crowning achievement which expresses the full range of human emotions from intense sadness to great joy and zest for life.

Tickets £14 to £28, available from St George’s Bristol box office

Saxultate II

Saturday 12 February at 7.30pm, St George’s Bristol

The virtuosic saxophonist Amy Dickson returns to join Exultate Singers for Saxultate II, to perform spellbinding music for choir and saxophone. The rhythmical and virtuosic pieces feature exciting interplay between choir and saxophone, including arrangements of folk songs from around the British Isles in which the saxophone soars over the choir’s beautiful melodies and sumptuous harmonies.

Tickets £12 to £20 plus booking fee from St George’s box office