David’s tribute to the composer John Joubert, who turned 90 in mid-March 2017, appears in the latest edition of ‘Choir & Organ’ (www.rhinegold.co.uk/rhinegold-publishing/magazines/choir-organ) and on John Joubert’s new website (www.johnjoubert.org.uk).
In the most ambitious project it has ever undertaken, the Lennox Berkeley Society has organised, and found funding for a first recording and three prestigious performances of one of Lennox Berkeley’s greatest and rarely performed works, the Stabat Mater, an austerely beautiful depiction of the suffering of Mary during Christ’s crucifixion.
David joins two of the UK’s most acclaimed ensembles for an exciting concert/recording project that takes place between March and July 2016. He will conduct the Marian Consort (www.marianconsort.co.uk) and the Berkeley Ensemble (www.berkeleyensmble.co.uk) in a revival of Lennox Berkeley’s startlingly beautiful ‘Stabat Mater’
March 19th sees the Addison Singers’ spring concert and a welcome return to St Michael’s and All Angels, Turnham Green, for two pieces by British composers around the theme of reflection and remembrance: Richard Rodney Bennett’s ‘Farewell to Arms’ and John Rutter’s popular ‘Requiem’.
David’s exploration of the choral music of his friend Richard Rodney Bennett appears in the March/April edition of ‘Choir & Organ’ (www.choirandorgan.com)
On February 27th at 8pm David leads the Addison Chamber Choir and the Brandenburg Sinfonia in a concert as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. The programme includes ‘Love & Harmony’ by the young British composer Toby Young and the iconic Requiem by Mozart.
David is Artistic Director of an exciting two year project, ‘Singing Shakespeare’, that invites choirs of all kinds to sing Shakespeare settings of all kinds, leading up to the anniversary year of 2016. Several events have already taken place. Follow the link – www.singingshakespeare.com – to find a list of forthcoming events, a repertoire list and much more.
Saturday February 28th: David conducts the Addison Chamber Choir at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, in a programme of choral classics by Britten, Gesualdo, Lauridsen, Mathias, Mozart, Stravinsky and Tallis.
David will visit Poland at the end of October and has been invited to take part in a conference to be held at the Frederick Chopin University in Warsaw on October 27th.
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