Performances

Forthcoming performances

In September 2017 The Angel Gabriel will be recorded by Kantos (dir: Ellie Slorach) for release in a CD of contemporary Christmas choral music to be issued by Prima Facie Records.

On Saturday 25 November the concert by The Broadstone Choir in Broadstone Methodist Church (beginning at 7.30pm) will include three works by David Fawcett – Rosa mystica, Ave Maria and Hymn to the Virgin.

On Sunday 10 December, The Orlando Singers will include some of David’s carols in their Christmas concert at Merley House, Wimborne, beginning at 3.30pm.

Recent performances

On Sunday 3 September 2017, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G were sung at choral evensong by the Schola Liturgica in the Laurenskerk, Rotterdam.

On Saturday 2 September 2017The Lincoln Singers sang the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G at Choral Evensong in Worcester Cathedral.

On Sunday 23 July 2017, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G was sung at Choral Evensong in St Mary’s, Swanage.

On Saturday 8 July the premiere took place of Two short hours with you, by The Cantus Ensemble (director, Dominic Brennan) in concert at St Gabriel’s, Pimlico.

On Saturday 17 June 2017, The Orlando Singers performed I sing of a maiden in its concert at Wells Cathedral. A recording can be heard below.

 

On Sunday 12 February 2017, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G were heard for the first time in The Netherlands, when they were sung at choral evensong by the Schola Liturgica in the Grote of Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden. The conductor was Geke Bruining and the organist, Mattijs de Vreugd, and the performance can be heard below.

 

On Christmas Eve 2016 Hymn to the Virgin was heard during Midnight Mass at Grimsby Minster, directed by Steven Maxson.

On Sunday 18 December 2016, Canzonetta (Dir: Jackie March) performed the upper voices version of Hymn to the Virgin in concert at St Martin’s-on-the-Walls, Wareham, Dorset.

Also on that day, the world premiere of Hail, Blessed Virgin Mary  took place in the Festival of Nine Lessons and carols of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, Canada. The cathedral choir was directed by Andrew Keegan Mackriell.

On Saturday 17 December 2016, the Grimsby Bach Choir (Dir: Steven Maxson) performed three of David’s works: Hymn to the VirginSweet was the song the Virgin sang and When Love came to the world at their ‘Wassail’ in Grimsby Town Hall.

On Saturday 10 December 2016, the Purbeck Arts Choir concert at St Mary’s, Swanage, included the first performance of the carol, When Love came to the world.

Also on that evening, ‘Carols for All’ with Gainsborough Choral Society (Dir: Richard Green) and singers from Queen Elizabeth’s High School included Bethlehem, of noblest cities. The concert took place in Gainsborough Parish Church.

On the same evening, 125 singers from seven community choirs came together in the Kulturhus, Surnadal, Norway for a concert which included a joint performance of Rosa mystica, conducted by Elin Persson.

On Sunday 11 December, the Swan Singers (Dir: Tricia Rees-Jones) sang Sweet was the song the Virgin sang in their concert in St Cuthbert’s, Wells.

On Saturday 3 December, the Hemel Hempstead Singers (dir: Simon Pusey) sang Hymn to the Virgin and gave the first performance of Sweet was the song the Virgin sang, in concert at Hemel Hempstead Methodist Church.

On Sunday 27 November, four performances took place:

On Sunday 13 November, the Remembrance Day motet, They shall grow not oldwas used in services in at least three churches around the UK: at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, Surrey, St Richard’s, Chichester, and St Mark’s, North End, Portsmouth.

On Sunday 16 October, the church of St Mark, Herston, Dorset, introduced the Mass of Reflection into its regular liturgical music for the Holy Eucharist, the first use of the setting by any church.

That evening, the anthem Captains of the Saintly Band was sung by the choir of St Margaret’s, Warnham, West Sussex, at Choral Evensong for the Feast of St Luke, and the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G heard at Choral Evensong in St Mary’s, Swanage.

On Sunday 28 August 2016, The Orlando Singers sang the motet Ave verum corpus during the 10.30am Eucharist service in Ripon Cathedral.

On Sunday 14 August, Wessex Voices premiered the motet Ave verum corpus, which was the winner of The Wessex Festival 2016 Composition Competition, during the Festival Eucharist Service at St Mary’s, Iwerne Minster, Dorset.

On Saturday 16 JulyThe Lincoln Singers sang the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G at Choral Evensong in Norwich Cathedral.

On Thursday 30 June, the unison Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E flat was heard in Ripon Cathedral, in a lunchtime recital by the ladies of the Yorkshire Decibelles, directed by Ruth Sladden.

During Mass on Sunday 5 June, the Choral Scholars of St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham sang The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, directed by Alex Patterson.

On Sunday 5 June, the anthem Captains of the Saintly Band was sung during Holy Eucharist at the church of St Mary and St John the Divine, Balham, London SW12.

On Sunday 29 May, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G was included in the Festival Evensong for the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, in St Mary’s, Swanage, sung by the church choir and members of the Purbeck Arts Choir, conducted by Simon Lole and with the composer at the organ. The performance can be heard in this video:

On Saturday 21 May, the unison Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E flat received its premiere at Choral Evensong in Ripon Cathedral, sung by the ladies of the Yorkshire Decibelles, directed by Ruth Sladden.

On Sunday 15 May, the Pentecost anthem The fellowship of the Holy Spirit was sung during Holy Communion at St Mark’s Church, Herston, Dorset.

On Saturday 2 April, at Choral Evensong in Wells Cathedral, the Wells Cathedral Voluntary Choir (Director: Michael Cockerham) sang the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G.

On Wednesday 23 March 2016, the Diocesan Choir and Choral Scholars of St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham gave the first performance of the anthem commissioned to accompany the Procession of Oils during the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral – The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. The service was presided over by the Bishop of Nottingham. A recording of the choirs in action can be heard here, conducted by Alex Patterson, with Robert Gower at the organ:

 

On Sunday 17 January 2016, the Nunc Dimittis from the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G was sung at Choral Evensong in St Mary’s, Swanage.

On Tuesday 15 December 2015, the Youth Choir of St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, sang the upper voices version of Hymn to the Virgin in the Cathedral’s Festival of Lessons and Carols.

11036370_972541719455798_1568002920426051071_nOn Saturday 12 December 2015, the Heritage Singers, directed by Tim Knight, included the SATB version of Hymn to the Virgin in the Spirit of Christmas concert in the Cathedral Church of St Anne, Leeds. The Singers repeated it on Sunday 13 December in their concert of open-air carols at Kirkstall Abbey.

On Sunday 6 December 2015, the Youth Choir of St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, sang the upper voices version of Hymn to the Virgin at Evening Mass.

On Saturday 5 December 2015, the Purbeck Arts Choir concert at St Mary’s, Swanage, included the premiere of the cantata commissioned from David, Rosa Mystica, for chorus, children’s chorus, soprano and trumpet soloists, oboe, cor anglais, bassoon, piano and strings. The performance was conducted by Jay Buckle. The choir can be seen in action in the photo at the top of this page, and heard in the video below.

On Sunday 15 November 2015, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G was sung at Choral Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, CanadaOn the same evening, the Nunc Dimittis featured at Choral Evensong in St Mary’s, Swanage.

On Sunday 8 November 2015, the North American premiere was given of the SATB motet, God be in my headduring the 10am service of Holy Eucharist in St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (Organist/Music Director: Dr Dale Kastberg)

Also on Sunday 8 November 2015, the Remembrance motet, They shall grow not old, was sung during the 10am Mass at Richard’s Church in Chichester, and repeated at Evening Prayer at 5pm.

On Sunday 1 November 2015, In Ecclesia (Director, Laurence Blyth) sang David’s SATB motet, God be in my head, during a Requiem Mass in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Taunton.

On Sunday 1 November 2015, the All Saints Day anthem, Captains of the Saintly Band, was sung during Holy Eucharist at the church of St Mary and St John the Divine, Balham, London SW12.

On Sunday 25 October 2015, The Lincoln Singers sang the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G at Choral Evensong in Sheffield Cathedral.

On Wednesday 14 October 2015, a Norwegian community choir, Tordenskjold Songlag, performed God be in my head (an SATB motet which was originally issued as one of David’s free downloads) in a concert at Øye Church, Surnadal.

St Francis, San Francisco, choirOn Sunday 20 September 2015, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G was sung at Choral Evensong in the Episcopal Church of St Francis, San Francisco, USA – its North American premiere – after which the choir posed for this commemorative photo of the event.

 

 

st-pauls-cathedral-768778_1280On Wednesday 29 July 2015, the Schola Liturgica from the Netherlands sang the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G at Choral Evensong in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral.

On Saturday 11 July 2015, David’s partsong, A garden inclosed is my spouse, shortlisted in the Cantus Ensemble Composition Competition, was performed by the Ensemble in a concert at St Gabriel’s Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico, London. An illustrious panel of judges – Ronald Corp, Alexander Campkin, William Mival and James Davy – were present to hear all four finalists, and chose David’s piece as the overall winner. The concert performance can be heard below.

 

On Sunday 26 April 2015, the Mayday Singers concert in St George’s, Langton Matravers, Dorset, included two unaccompanied motets: God be in my head and Hymn to the Virgindirected by Paul Baird.

The Palm Sunday (29 March 2015) Family Communion service at St Mark’s, Herston (Bell Street, Swanage) included the first performance of David’s introit for adult and junior choirs, piano, flute, guitar and percussion – Hosannah to the Son of David.

 

On Saturday 28 March 2015, the Purbeck Arts Choir performed three of David’s anthems for SATB divisi choir and organ: Ponder my words, O Lord, My beloved spake, and Rise heart, thy Lord is risen. Conducted by Jay Buckle with Simon Lole on the organ, in St Mary’s Church, Swanage, 7.30pm. Recordings of their performance of the Three Anthems are below:

 

On 4 December 2014, the Birmingham Conservatoire Camerata, directed by post-graduate student conductor Nicola Starkie, gave the premiere of David’s carol, I sing of a maiden, at the Birmingham City University carol service in St Philip’s Cathedral. David was present for the performance, and the University reported on the occasion here.

On 9 November 2014, the Remembrance Sunday motet, They shall grow not old, was sung by the choir of St Mary’s Priory Church, Old Malton, North Yorkshire.

On 2 November 2014Captains of the Saintly Band, was used as the Communion anthem during the Patronal Festival Eucharist of the church of All Saints, Edmonton, London N9.

On 1 November 2014, the All Saints Day anthem Captains of the Saintly Band, was sung by the choir of St Margaret’s, Warnham, West Sussex.