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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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).