David leads a ‘Come & Sing’ on ‘Every Purpose Under the Heaven’ by Howard Goodall under the watchful eye of the composer himself. The workshop begins at 11am with a performance at 6pm.
David leads a workshop for the ABCD – an introduction to ‘Singing Shakespeare’, an exciting project directed by David in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust that focuses on choral settings by William Shakespeare, leading to a world-wide celebration in 2016 the 500th anniversary of the death of the Bard.
David’s article about the new ‘Requiem’ by the Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski appears in the July/August edition of ‘Choir & Organ’ (www.choirandorgan.com).
David leads a celebration of the music of Gavin Bryars at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music on May 17th.
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The April-June edition of ‘Musical Opinion’ carries his 100th anniversary tribute to his friend, the Polish composer Sir Andrzej Panufnik, and the May/June edition of ‘Choir & Organ’ includes David’s interview with Meurig Bowen, the Artistic Director of the Cheltenham International Music Festival, on the subject of commissioning new music.
David conducts the Addison Singers and the Brandenburg Sinfonia in a wide-ranging programme that celebrates the music of the much missed British composer Sir John Tavener, who died last year, his teacher Sir Lennox Berkeley and the composer that they both perhaps admired as much as any other, Mozart.
David has been commissioned by Boosey & Hawkes to edit a new anthology of Opera Choruses by Benjamin Britten which will include choruses from Peter Grimes, Billy Budd, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Beggar’s Opera, especially arranged for concert performance. The anthology will be published towards the end of 2014.
A concert taking place in the Church in which William Shakespeare was christened and is buried will launch a new three year global singing project by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to mark the 450th anniversary of the playwright’s birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
David has been commissioned by Cadenza Music to compile and edit a new anthology of Christmas choral works, which will be published at the end of the year. The collection will include new/recent works by composers as diverse as Phillip Cashian, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse, Cecilia McDowall and Michael Zev Gordon.
David will conduct at three events during the Brandenburg Choral Festival in London. On February 22nd he will join the composer Howard Goodall, soloists from the Royal Academy of Music and a chorus of singers for a day of workshops, rehearsals and a performance of Goodall’s popular choral work 'Eternal Light'