David Ogden is a professional conductor and composer. He conducts the accomplished chamber choir Exultate Singers, City of Bristol Choir, the Royal School of Church Music’s Millennium Youth Choir, and in his post of Head of the Bristol Choral Centre, he conducts the Bristol Schools Chamber Choirs.
David has conducted numerous concerts of all kinds of music, from jazz and songs from the shows to first performances by contemporary composers, along with an extensive repertoire of songs, anthems and over 100 large-scale choral works.
For over 20 years he has worked with numerous professional and amateur groups of all shapes and sizes in many fields of music making, including 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. In the UK, he works extensively with the Royal School of Church Music, and with the BBC, conducting choirs on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the World Service, and working as conductor, arranger and music adviser on BBC TV’s Songs of Praise. He worked as music consultant for BBC One’s recent hit drama Call The Midwife.
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 April 2008 one of his anthems was performed by a 250-strong choir in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI as part of a Papal Mass in the Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium in Washington DC with a congregation of 40,000 people in attendance. In April 2009 he travelled to Assisi to conduct the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir in a week-long choral pilgrimage for the BBC, marking the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of St Francis. In 2004 David was made an Associate of the Royal School of Church Music in recognition of his services to church music.
Daniel Moult has a busy freelance career as a concert organist, tutor and broadcaster. He has gained a reputation as one of the leading organists of his generation and performs throughout the UK and internationally. Recent highlights in London include a concert of Mozart’s organ music at King’s Place, as part of the Mozart Unwrapped festival, and concerts celebrating Handel with the London Early Opera Orchestra. He recently toured France and Switzerland with Kammerorchester Basel, with whom he has also recorded for Sony BMG. He wrote and presented the documentary The Elusive English Organ, which was broadcast on television, to complement his recordings of English repertoire from 1550 – 1830. This film has been released on DVD by Fugue State Films, as has Virtuoso! Music for Organ, a filmed performance of 20th century music.
Based in London, Daniel teaches at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, the RCO St Giles’ Organ School and Birmingham Conservatoire, and he examines for the Royal College of Organists. Born in Manchester, he was an organ scholar at Oxford, where he gained the Fellowship diploma of the Royal College of Organists with three prizes. He pursued his postgraduate studies at the Amsterdam Conservatorium. Daniel has previously held posts at Chetham's School of Music, Coventry Cathedral, the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and was also Artistic Director of the London Organ Day. He has published several editions, and 2012 will see the publication of four anthologies of organ music, two with Bärenreiter and two with RSCM Publishing. His articles on performance practice and performance-related topics have appeared in various music journals. He broadcasts frequently on BBC television and radio.