Conducting Repertoire

David has conducted much of the choral repertoire during the 22 years he was Musical Director of Romsey Choral Society, when he also held similar positions with choirs in Portsmouth and Swindon. As a choral conductor he has worked with several professional orchestras: the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Chameleon Arts Orchestra and Charavari Agréable Simfonie, and a number of international soloists including James Bowman, Iestyn Davies, James Gilchrist, William Kendall, Elin Manahan Thomas and Claire Rutter.

He has prepared choirs for Britten’s War Requiem, Holst’s The Planets and Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”, this last for performance in the Royal Albert Hall. He has also championed many British composers which include Howard Blake, Brian Chappell, Cecilia McDowall, Tarik O’Regan, Will Todd and Judith Weir and his enterprising concert programming has included Max Bruch’s Grüss an die Heilige Nacht, Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum and Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus as well as orchestral versions of Ireland’s Greater love hath no man, Mendelssohn’s Hear my prayer and Poulenc’s Litanies a la vierge noire.

Bach – Dyson
Bach, C.P.E Magnificat
Bach, J.S. Cantata 140 (‘Wachet auf’)
Christmas Oratorio (parts 1-3)
Mass in B minor
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Beethoven Mass in C
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Blake Benedictus
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
German Requiem
Song of Destiny
Britten St Nicolas
Bruch Grüss an die Heilige Nacht (British premiere)
Bush (Geoffrey) In Praise of Mary
Carissimi Jepthe
Chapple Magnificat
Chilcott Canticles of light
Delius On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
Duruflé Requiem
Dvořák Te Deum
Dyson Hierusalem
Elgar – Ireland
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Fauré Requiem
Finzi Eclogue
In terra pax
Let us garlands bring (version for string orchestra)
Handel Birthday Ode to Queen Anne
Coronation Anthems
Dettingen Te Deum
Dixit Dominus
Foundling Hospital Anthem
Israel in Egypt
Laudate pueri Dominum
Nisi Dominus
Haydn Nelson Mass
The Creation
The Seasons
Holst The Hymn of Jesus
Ireland Greater love hath no man (orchestral version)
These things shall be
Jenkins – Purcell
Jenkins The Armed Man
Lambert The Rio Grande
Leigh Concertino for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
McDowall Ave maris stella (version with string orchestra)
Mendelssohn Elijah
Hear my prayer (orchestral version)
Hebrides Overture
Hymn of Praise
St Paul
Monteverdi Vespers (1610)
Mozart Coronation Mass
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Kyrie in D minor (K.341)
Mass in C minor
Regina Coeli in C (K. 108)
Solemn Vespers (K.339)
Symphony No. 40
Orff Carmina Burana
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
Pärt Te Deum
Poulenc Gloria
Litanies à la vierge noire (version for string orchestra and timpani)
Purcell Come ye sons of Art
My heart is inditing
Rachmaninov – Wagner
Rachmaninov Vespers
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Stabat Mater
Rutter Gloria
Mass of the Children
Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre
Oratorio de Noel
Schubert Mass in B flat
Symphony No. 5
Stanford Songs of the Fleet
Todd Mass in Blue
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Dona nobis pacem
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Five Mystical Songs
Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’
Toward the Unknown Region
Verdi Requiem
Vivaldi Beatus Vir
Dixit Dominus
Wagner Siegfried Idyll