City of Bristol Choir conductor: David Ogden

David Ogden is a professional conductor and composer. He conducts Exultate Singers, City of Bristol Choir, choirs at Royal Mail, Airbus and Sawday’s Publishing, and in his post of Head of the Bristol Choral Centre, he conducts the Bristol Youth Choirs. He also conducts choirs at several schools around Bristol including Merchants’ Academy in Withywood. He is Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym.

David studied conducting with George Hurst, Norman Del Mar, Michael Rose and Adrian Leaper, and choral conducting with Simon Johnson, Laszlo Heltay and Peter Erdei.

For over 25 years he has worked with numerous professional and amateur groups of all shapes and sizes in many fields of music making, including church music, concerts, musical theatre and opera, community projects, primary and secondary level educational workshops, from small children’s groups to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted over 100 large-scale choral works including first performances of pieces by Shostakovich, Roxanna Panufnik, Francis Grier, Thomas Hewitt Jones, James Whitbourn and David Bednall. He has made 15 CD recordings and directed choirs in numerous cathedrals, churches and concert halls in 16 European countries and in the USA, Philippines, and South Korea.

David has conducted choirs on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the World Service, and worked as conductor, arranger and music adviser for over 20 years on BBC TV’s Songs of Praise. He is Religious Music Adviser for the BBC’s hit series Call The Midwife, and worked with the Royal Mail Choir in the BBC Two series The Choir: Sing While You Work.

His compositions are published by the RSCM and White Light Publishing, and are performed in schools and churches worldwide. His music is broadcast frequently on BBC radio and television. In Bristol, he has written songs and directed choirs for the opening of Cabot Circus, the MShed Museum, BBC Food & Farming Awards and the refurbishment of Bristol Old Vic.

In October 2015 David was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music in recognition of his service and contribution to choral music and the RSCM over many years.

*New date* Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

Friday 20 April
All Saints' Church, Clifton, Bristol

Chichester Psalms

This concert was rescheduled from 3 March beacuse of disruption caused by snow. Tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.

A celebratory concert marking the 150th Anniversary of All Saints Church, Clifton and the 100th birthday of one of America’s greatest conductors and composers Leonard Bernstein with a performance of his Chichester Psalms.

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