David Wordsworth has worked as a teacher, pianist, publisher, writer on music and a promoter of contemporary music and composers. He has been Musical Director of the London-based Addison Singers for over twenty years and has conducted a wide range of choral groups in many parts of the world.
Recent months have seen the release of two major choral anthologies that were edited by David and a CD of the world premiere recording of Sir Lennox Berkeley’s ‘Stabat Mater’ on Delphian Records, with David conducting the Marian Consort and the Berkeley Ensemble.
“David is able to coax performances from singers that they never thought possible themselves. He is the very best kind of expert – one who wants to share the gift of communal singing with as many people as possible, to the peak of their potential.”
Howard Goodall – Composer & Broadcaster
“A highlight of my recent European concert tour was the outstanding performance of several of my works by the distinguished British conductor David Wordsworth. He has long been a champion of music of our own time both with the Addison Singers and other choirs and those performing under his brilliant direction or participating in his frequent choral workshops, are experiencing the guidance of a choral master. ”
Morten Lauridsen – Composer, Teacher and Pianist
“I have had the pleasure of working with David over the past five years on a varied repertoire. I have always been impressed with the standard of David’s choirs as they are well-drilled, very musical and as near to a professional standard as you can get. David himself is a joy to work with – being clear and a real singer’s conductor, a rarity, as he always breathes with his singers and the whole process of rehearsing and performing is a great collaborative experience.”
Gareth Dafydd Morris – Tenor