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Postgraduate Studies at the Royal Academy of Music

I am very much enjoying being a student again, studying choral conducting at the Royal Academy of Music under Patrick Russill, as well as organ with David Titterington. This year we have had great masterclasses with Neil Ferris, David Hill, Eamonn Dougan, Mats Nilsson...

Verdi Requiem in Southwark Cathedral

What a thrill to direct the massed forces of West Barnes Singers, Eltham Choral Society and Wimbledon Youth Choir, in a sell-out performance of Verdi's Requiem in Southwark Cathedral. Soloists were soprano Philippa Boyle, mezzo soprano Alison Wells, tenor Andrew...

Choral Gems from the Renaissance

I am greatly looking forward to conducting the excellent chamber choir, the Choir of the 21st Century (who do not restrict themselves to 21st century repertoire, but were founded in the year 2000!) in a programme of glorious 15th to 17th Century repertoire, including...

St Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion

Having been given a vocal score as a Confirmation present fifteen years ago, it was especially exciting to have the chance to direct Bach's monumental St Matthew Passion on Palm Sunday this year. We were lucky enough to benefit from Nick Mulroy's outstanding gift for...

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

I had the privilege and pleasure of directing the premiere of Gareth Treseder's evocative cantata In Flanders Fields - settings of WW1 poetry by John McCrae, Wilfrid Owen and others. Eltham Choral Society were on terrific form, as was baritone soloist Laurence...

Westminster Abbey on New Year’s Day 2017

Westminster Abbey on New Year’s Day 2017

It was terrific to direct the Choir of St Mary's, Wimbledon, for the three services in Westminster Abbey on New Year's Day. We sang Stanford's Te Deum in B Flat, Britten's Jubilate in C, Byrd's Four Part Mass, Howells' Collegium Regale Canticles, Ord's Adam Lay y...

African Sanctus

African Sanctus

Wimbledon Youth Choir took part in an outstanding performance of David Fanshawe's African Sanctus in a concert which also included Cecilia McDowall's A Time for All Seasons, conducted by Neil Ferris. It was the opening concert of the Wimbledon International Music...

Duruflé Requiem

Duruflé Requiem

St Mary's Choir gave two marvellous performances of Duruflé's Requiem, firstly in St Mary's Wimbledon, on 15th October, and then in St Sepulchre's Holborn, as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. The first concert also contained an hugely exciting rendition of...