I will be playing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto under the baton of my brother Jonathan who is Music Director of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. There are two performances in the Meistersingerhalle on 11 and 12 March 2023. Details will be available on the orchestra’s website: www.nuernbergersymphoniker.de
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Furman’s music programme is incredibly impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there as guest clinician in January 2022. A lively group of conference attendees joined with the excellent student choirs. I recommend a visit to Greenville S.C. for anyone who hasn’t been there.
The Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) and the Ouseley Church Music Trust (OCMT) have launched a Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund to support choirs silenced during the COVID-19 national lockdown. Contributions to the fund may be made through the FCM website, www.fcm.org.uk. As chairman of the Ouseley Trust, I care deeply about this cause. We must […]
My role at Worcester College ends on 30 June 2020. The term has been an unusual one, with online rehearsals for the boy choristers and virtual performances by the choral scholars in Sunday services. My thanks to all at Worcester for making it such an enjoyable experience. Particular highlights this term were performances of Iain […]
Stephen will be the visiting artist at the prestigious Furman University Church Music Conference in Greenville South Caroline on 27-28 January 2022.
This year’s festival has been postponed because of the covid-19 epidemic but Stephen will be guest conductor at next year’s Festival in May, 2021. See https://www.marylandstateboychoir.org/ for more details.
My urtext edition of Francesco Durante’s Messa de’ morti in C minor with full critical commentary has been published by Peters and will feature in Leipzig’s Buchmesse from 12 -15 March. This is the first modern edition of Durante’s work. The first performance was in Rome on 15 September 1746 in the church of S. Giacomo degli […]
It has been announced that Stephen will be guest conductor at the famous Baltimore Boychoir Festival between 14 and 16 May, 2020. See https://www.marylandstateboychoir.org/ for more details.
Stephen continues as Acting Director of Chapel Music at Worcester College, Oxford despite the current lockdown. Rehearsals with choristers are continuing remotely and there are weekly services of Choral Evensong at 1800 on Sundays, including musical contributions from organists and members of the choir. See http://worcesterchapel.org/online/