Glorious choral works with organ, brass and percussion. The concert includes works written for royal occasions, and music written by Jean Dattas, who was born 100 years ago.
Rutter: Gloria, Walton: Coronation Te Deum, Parry: I Was Glad, Vaughan Williams: Old Hundredth, Vaughan Williams: O Clap Your Hands, Will Todd: The Lord is my Shepherd, Will Todd: Stay with Me Lord, Will Todd: Call of Wisdom, Jean Dattas: Ave Maria, Kyrie and Sanctus.
Birmingham Festival Choral Society, Gemini Brass, Kevin Gill: organ, David Wynne: conductor.
St John’s and St Peter’s Church, Ladywood ARC, Darnley Road, Birmingham, B16 8TF
Our concert on 1st April contains a wide variety of popular choral music, in keeping with our ‘Nocturne’ theme. This will be the first BFCS concert conducted by our new Music Director, David Wynne! We hope that you will be able to share it with us.
Frederic Chopin Three Nocturnes (Kevin Gill, piano)
Charles H.H.Parry Songs of Farewell (unaccompanied)
We are delighted to announce that David Wynne is to be our new Music Director.
David will take up his new post in January. It promises to be an exciting future!
David has been Music Director of the Ryton Chorale since 2013 and Arrow Vale Singers since 2012. He graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a Masters degree in Vocal and Operatic Performance (studying as a bass-baritone) and has been a soloist in both oratorio and opera. While at the Conservatoire he was awarded a scholarship to study choral conducting with the influential conductor Paul Spicer.
In addition to his conducting posts David is closely involved in educational work: he is co-founder of the St Chad’s Choral Outreach Programme in Birmingham, and teaches and conducts at the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire.
Further information will be found on the link below.