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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...

Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater

To mark Passiontide the Choir of St Mary's, Wimbledon tackled Domenico Scarlatti's demanding ten-part Stabat Mater, a work I became fond of while a chorister at King's College, Cambridge, when the choir recorded the work. This was performed with baroque continuo,...

Creation

Creation

I had the privilege and pleasure of directing the wonderful combined choirs of West Barnes Singers and Thames Youth Choir in Haydn's extraordinary oratorio, the Creation, with a terrific professional orchestra including many friends and family (like my godmother!) and...