Festival Gala Concert on May 17th 2014

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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David makes contributions to two major periodicals

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.

Addison Singers/Brandenburg Sinfonia celebration of the music of Sir John Tavener

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.

Anthology of Opera Choruses by Benjamin Britten

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.

Anthology of Christmas choral works

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.

Brandenburg Choral Festival

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'

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David’s article on Polish choral music

David’s two-part study of Polish choral music (featuring the music of Lutoslawski and Panufnik, both of whom David knew) appeared in the September/October and November/December editions of ‘Choir & Organ’ (

Ealing Autumn Festival, 2013

David took part in the Ealing Autumn Festival as both pianist and conductor. The festival celebrated the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. The Addison Singers joined Voskresenije, a group of professional singers from St Petersburg, in works by Rachmaninov and Shostakovitch (in Russian of course!), under the expert guidance of Jurij Maruk.

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