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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...

Appointed Music Director of Eltham Choral Society

Max is delighted to have started work as Music Director of the excellent well established Eltham Choral Society - a choir numbering some 100 singers. Plans for the first season include Carmina Burana, Vivaldi Gloria, Mozart Requiem, Chilcott On Christmas Night,...

Elijah

Elijah

On 7th May I conducted the combined forces of West Barnes Singers, Wimbledon Youth Choir a handful of singers from Trinity Laban, soloists from the post-graduate courses at RAM and Royal College, and an excellent scratch orchestra of young professionals, in a...

Malta and Prague

Malta and Prague

I have felt like a jet-setter in the past weeks, with two foreign choir tours. Firstly, in Ralph Allwood’s absence, I directed the wonderful Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir on their tour of Malta, which included singing amidst extraordinary...

October update

October update

What a wonderful piece the Mozart Requiem is, which I have just enjoyed directing at St Mary's, Wimbledon, the morning after which I ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Prostate Cancer UK, in a time of 1 hour 28 minutes. Now looking forward to directing West Barnes...

New role with Wimbledon Youth Choir

New role with Wimbledon Youth Choir

Max is delighted to announce that he will be directing the newly-formed Wimbledon Youth Choir. Rehearsals are at St Mary's Church, Wimbledon (SW19 7BP) on Sundays, 4-5:15pm, and begin on 20th September. WYC is for keen 14-25 year old singers who would like to be part...

New role with Thames Philharmonic Choir

New role with Thames Philharmonic Choir

After directing this excellent 100-strong choir in a charity carol service last year, I have been asked to be the choir's Accompanist and Assistant Director. This will involve playing for concerts under the Artistic Directorship of John Bate, including Bob Chilcott's...

Triathlons and Gospel Music

Triathlons and Gospel Music

After completing a triathlon at Leeds Castle, Kent, in the morning and raising £5k with a friend for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, inspired by Alex Stobbs, I directed the West Barnes Singers in their summer concert, rising to the challenge of Gospel and Spiritual music...