Return to 3 Choirs Festival

Many years ago I was a chorister under Donald Hunt at Worcester Cathedral. Being a chorister was an amazing musical education. I sang everyday at the cathedral, did 7 services a week, worked with top musicians, toured, made records.
One of the highlights was performing at the 3 Choirs Festival. This year it´s at Hereford and on Friday 29th I get to hear my own music performed by the the very excellent vocal ensemble ¨Voice¨ at the Cathedral. The last time I visited it I was singing myself, although in a higher voice than my present!! (Full circle, tick!)
Please don´t forget Voice´s other show, Hildegard Transfigured at All Saints Church 10:15pm, Thurs 28 July, including more music from myself.

O Boundless Ecclesia premier

My new piece, O Boundless Ecclesia, a setting of a Hildegard von Bingen text will be performed by Voice in their Hildegard Transfigured: A medieval trance for the 21st Century concert at SJE Arts Oxford on Friday 21st May.There are two one-hour performances, 8pm and 10pm.

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New piece at Avgarde concert

A new piece, Libera Me, Dies Irae for voice, percussion, harmonium and violin with be performed at the Avgarde concert on 8th November at Nøsteboden in Bergen.

This is the 3rd concert in a series which asks,

¨can art music composed today also be meant for “community singing”? Together we learn songs that are completely newly composed by contemporary composers. This time we have the theme “Requiem fragments”! Come and sing with us!¨

Great review of Sacred Space

Klassik Musikk – Annabel Guaita

The program opens with Marcus Davidson’s Sacred Space for organ and electronics, an exciting work that sets the tone for the concert and makes me open and curious. Davidson has listened to recordings made by scientists from space and been inspired by this. The electronics and the organ dress each other tonally. Organist Anders Eidsten Dahl is a steady musician throughout the concert and alternates between virtuoso and intense static organ playing. The music draws us into a musical chaos that turns into broad soundscapes. Later in the concert we hear the vocal ensemble Tabula Rasa in Davidson’s Musical harmony and the premiere O, great spirit. This is a beautiful work with delicate, free-tonal harmonies that are reminiscent of Fartein Valen’s expressive tonal language. The vocal ensemble appears as a cohesive organism with listening vocalists. One can only sit back and enjoy their sublime intonation