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A hugely busy 2018 in store for Paul

2018 will be as busy as ever for Paul. Read about the highlights

2018 sees no let up in Paul's diary of engagements. After an exciting year celebrating his 25th anniversary with the Birmingham Bach Choir he continues to develop this wonderful group and has exciting concerts lined up throughout 2018.

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir has a busy couple of terms ahead with concerts in Birmingham Town Hall (with Thomas Trotter) on 26 February and in St.Alban's, Birminghjam the following Monday (5/3) in which they will give the World Premiere of a motet by Sir James MacMillan.  They will premiere a newly commissioned part song (Sounding Music) by Paul for the 50th anniversary of the Abbotsholme Arts Society in Ashbourne church on 26 April and will go on to record a CD of music by MacMillan and Gorecki in June with a prior concert on 18 June in St.Alban's Church.

His teaching at the RBC continues with excellent conducting students alongside his teaching at Oxford University.

Paul conducts the BBC Singers in a Finzi concert at the start of February in London and continues to give workshops all over the UK and abroad. He directs a choral weekend in Basel, Switezerland in April, has his own English Choral Experience week in France after Easter, takes a week long course in Italy in August and directs his annual weekend in Dreischor, Holland in October.

English Choral Experience courses take place in France near St.Emilion in April, a Bach motets weekend at St Cross Hospital, Winchester on 5/6 May, the main Dore Abbey week in July, the Durham Castle weekend in september and an upper voices Camerata weekend in October. See for full details.

He conducts the Manchester Chamber Choir in Rachmaninov in June and takes the Oxford Bach Choir for the whole summer term culminating in a concert in the Sheldonian Theatre on 9 June.

The Petersfield Festival comes round again in March for its two big choral concerts and Paul goes down for several joint choral rehearsals from January onwards.

In the meantime his work for the Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral continues alongside his work as Chairman of the Sir George Dyson Trust and as a Trustee of the Finzi Trust. 

Besides this Paul is working on his biography of Sir Arthur Bliss (which is behind schedule...) - and then there is the garden to cultivate and enjoy!


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