February 2017: I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed as Chorus Master to the South West Festival Chorus. The choir was founded in 2001 and draws on singers throughout the South West and beyond. I hope that this will take me one step further towards my ultimate dream – to conduct Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.
Before that, we will be singing Mozart’s Requiem on 9 July in Frome, and I am hoping that we can encourage sizeable numbers to join us for one of the most sublime works in the entire choral repertoire. More details can be found here. It would be marvellous, of course, if as many members of MCCS as possible would sign up; our Brahms concert is on 21 May, after which we don’t meet up again until September – the perfect thing to keep everyone going until the autumn.