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Performance Highlights - Recent Performances

David Ponsford
Current & Future Performances | Recent Performances
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28 March, 2017The Forum, Malvern Theatre
Bach: St Matthew Passion
7.15pm

Ian Bostridge (Evangelist)
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
Christopher Monks (director)
26 March, 2017Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick
Bach: St Matthew Passion

3.00pm

Ian Bostridge (Evangelist)
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
Christopher Monks (director)
8 March, 2017The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Somerset
Bach: St Matthew Passion

7.30pm

Ian Bostridge (Evangelist)
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
Christopher Monks (director)
20 December, 2016Cirencester Parish Church
Handel's Messiah

Philippa Hyde (soprano)
Simon Ponsford (countertenor)
Greg Tassell (tenor)
Andrew Mayor (bass)

St Michael's Singers, Coventry
English Symphony Orchestra
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Paul Leddington-Wright (conductor)
18 December, 2016Sts Philip & St James, Leckhampton
Cheltenham Carol Service

St Philip's & St James's parish choir
David Ponsford (organ)
Russell Burton (director)
17 December, 2016The Forum, Malvern Theatre
Handel's Messiah

12 soloists
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
Christopher Monks (harpsichord & director)
16 December, 2016Armscote Manor, Warwickshire
Orchestra of the Swan
Vivaldi: Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto
J. S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto
J. S. Bach: Oboe & Violin Concerto in D minor
Pachelbel: Canon
Corelli: Christmas Concerto

David Le Page (violin)
Victoria Brawn (oboe)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

14 December, 2016Countess of Huntingdon's Hall, Worcester
Orchestra of the Swan

Vivaldi: Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto
J. S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto
J. S. Bach: Oboe & Violin Concerto in D minor
Pachelbel: Canon
Corelli: Christmas Concerto

David Le Page (violin)
Victoria Brawn (oboe)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)



6 December, 2016St George's, Hanover Square, London

Organ Recital at 1.10pm

Pierre Du Mage: Livre d'orgue
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 548)

David Ponsford (organ)
2 December, 2016St Lawrence, Alvechurch
Midlands Sinfonia Christmas Concert

Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Neruda: Trumpet Concerto
Handel: Concerto Grosso, op. 6 no. 11

Midlands Sinfonia
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Nic Fallowfield (conductor)
19 November, 2016Forest Row, East Sussex
Henry Purcell

Ode on St Cecila's Day
Welcome to all the Pleasures
Te Deum & Jubilate in D
Sweeter than Roses
Fairest Isle

Forest Row Choral Society & Baroque Orchestra
David Ponsford (organ)
Tom Scratchley (conductor)

9 November, 2016Birmingham Town Hall
Bach to the Future

Bach arr. Steve Martland: Toccata & Fugue in D minor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 2
Douglas Cuomo: Objects in Mirror
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 3
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Diane Clarke (flute
David Le Page (violin)
Victoria Brawn (oboe)
Jonathan Clarke (trumpet
Hugh Davies (trumpet)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis (conductor)
8 November, 2016Arts House, Stratford-upon-Avon
Bach to the Future

Bach arr. Steve Martland: Toccata & Fugue in D minor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 2
Douglas Cuomo: Objects in Mirror
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 3
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Diane Clarke (flute
David Le Page (violin)
Victoria Brawn (oboe)
Jonathan Clarke (trumpet
Hugh Davies (trumpet)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

Orchestra of the Swan
David Curtis (conductor)
14 October, 2016Armscote Manor, Warwickshire
Vivaldi Four Seasons

Orchestra of the Swan,
David Le Page (violin),
DavidPonsford (harpsichord)
2 October, 2016Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire
Plainchant Recording

Recording of plainchant with L'ecole de Nivers (directed by Deryck Webb and Russell Burton) with Philip Humphries (serpent).

The plainchant versets will be incorporated into my recording of Nicolas de Grigny's Premier livre d'orgue, to be released by Nimbus in May 2017.
30 September — 1 October, 2016Ystym Colwyn, Welshpool
Organ Recording

Recording of works by J. S. Bach, Nikolaus Bruhns, Vincent Lubeck and Dietrich Buxtehude.
Organ by Peter Collins at Ystym Colwyn Hall.
21 September, 2016Countess of Huntingdon's Hall, Worcester
The Four Seasons
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Piazzola: The Four Seasons

Orchestra of the Swan
David Le Page (violin)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
12 September, 2016Methodist School of Music, Singapore
Lecture

Presentation, demonstration and discussion of French Baroque organ music to the Singapore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
1 September, 2016No venue
Publication of 'French Organ Music in the Reign of Louis XIV' in paperback.

The eagerly-awaited paperback edition of 'French Organ Music in the Reign of Louis XIV' has now been published by Cambridge University Press at a price of £21 - a huge reduction from the price of the hardback edition published in 2011.

See Cambridge University Press's website, and search 'Ponsford', for full details and reviews.
23 July — 16 September, 2016Singapore

Examining tour for the ABRSM
25 June, 2016Daglingworth Church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Music for a Summer Evening
Helen Crown (Baroque flute)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

In aid of church funds
15 June, 2016The Queen's College, Oxford

Organ Recital at 1pm

David Ponsford (organ)
9—13 May, 2016Sarlat Cathedral (Dordogne)

Recording of the Livre d'orgue (complete) by Nicolas de Grigny.

Volume 5 of the French historic organ series (Nimbus Records)

David Ponsford (organ by Lepine, 1750)
24 April, 2016Holy Trinity Church. Stratford upon Avon
Shakespeare Celebration
Radio 4 Morning Service at 8am, and 
Civic Service at 11am

Orchestra of the Swan

David Ponsford (organ)
20 April, 2016St Peter's Church, Hereford

Concert in aid of young Cambodian musicians

Music includes works by Monteverdi and J. S. Bach

Catherine Geach (Baroque violin)
David Hatcher (viola da gamba)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)  
17 April, 2016Assembly Rooms, Bath

Bath Heritage Day

Recitals of English 18th-century music throughout the day, by

Helen Crown (baroque flute)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
26 March, 2016Bowood House, Wiltshire

Organ Recital at 2.30pm
Opening recital of the new series

Music by JS Bach

David Ponsford (organ by Peter Collins)
19 March, 2016Forest Row Parish Church, East Sussex

Mass Movements

Palestrina, Liszt, Cherubini,
Vivaldi, Poulenc, Part, J.S.Bach, Mozart, Haydn.

Forest Row Choral Society
Tom Scratchley (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)
28 February, 2016Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth, S Wales

Organ Recital, 3.30pm

David Ponsford (organ)

JS Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
Adagio from Harpsichord Concert in F minor (BWV 1056, arranged for organ by DP.)
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582)
Herbert Howells:Rhapsody in C sharp minor
Louis Vierne: Etoile du Soir
C.–M. Widor: Toccata from Symphony no. 5 in F

19 December, 2015Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Handel:  Messiah

Gower Chorale and orchestra
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
12 December, 2015St Lawrence, Alvechurch

Albinoni: Adagio for organ and strings
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Midlands Sinfonia
David le Page (violin)
David Ponsford (organ and harpsichord)
Richard Laing (conductor)
6 December, 2015Berkely Castle, Glos.

Corelli: 'Christmas Concerto'
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5

English String Orchestra
Michael Bochman (violin)
Catherine Handley (flute)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
4 December, 2015Stoke on Trent Arts Centre

Handel:  Messiah

Armonico Consort
Willard White (Bass)
David Ponsford (Organ)
Christopher Monks (Conductor)
28 November, 2015St James the Greater, Leicester

JS Bach: Mass in B minor

Leicester Bach Choir
The Bach Consort
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Richard Laing (Conductor)
22 November, 2015Yeovil Theatre, Somerset

Handel:  Messiah

Armonico Consort
Willard White (Bass)
David Ponsford (Organ)
Christopher Monks (Conductor)
21 November, 2015Forest Row Parish Church, East Sussex

Durufle: Requiem

Forest Row Choral Society
Tom Scratchley (Conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)
20 November, 2015St Swithin's, East Grinstead
French Connections
Organ Recital

David Ponsford (organ)

Nicolas de Grigny: Suite: Veni Creator
Louis Vierne: Étoile du soir
Olivier Messiaen:  Apparition de l’église éternelle 
Herbert Howells: Psalm Prelude set 1 no. 1
Jean Langlais: Te Deum
Maurice Duruflé: Choral varié sur Veni Creator


11 November, 2015Birmingham Town Hall

Handel: Overture 'Julius Caesar'
JS Bach:  Violin Concerto in E major
Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Oboe and Violin Concerto in D minor

Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
David le Page (violin)
Victoria Braun (oboe)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Orchestra of the Swan
10 November, 2015Civic Hall, Stratford upon Avon

Handel: Overture 'Julius Caesar'
JS Bach: Violin Concerto in E major
Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Oboe and Violin Concerto in D minor

Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin)
David le Page (violin)
Victoria Braun (oboe)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Orchestra of the Swan
29 October, 2015St John's, Smith Square, London
Organ Recital at 1.05pm

Buxtehude: Praeludium in G minor (BuxWV 149)
Bohm: Vater unser in Himmelreich
Clerambault: Suite du deuxieme ton
De Grigny: Pange lingua
JS Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B minor (BWV 544)

David Ponsford (organ by Klais)
8 August — 18 September, 2015Singapore
Associated Board Examining Tour in Singapore
23—24 July, 2015Ystym Colwyn, Welshpool
Recording

Recording of JS Bach, Buxtehude, Tunder, Bohm, Lubeck and Clerambault on the three-manual organ by Peter Collins at Ystym Colwyn Hall
5 June, 2015Arts House, Stratford-upon-Avon
Orchestra of the Swan
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
John Ireland: Cello Concerto

David Ponsford (piano)
Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
David Curtis (conductor)
3 June, 2015The Forum, Malvern Theatre
Coronation of Henry VIII

Music by Fayrfax, Taverner and anonymous composers

Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
Christopher Monks (conductor)
27—28 May, 2015Bristol
Recording

Recording of harpsichord music by Handel, JC Smith, Thomas Arne and Domenico Scarlatti, played by David Ponsford on the 1783 Culliford harpsichord tuned in Temperament Ordinaire.
22 May, 2015Civic Hall, Stratford upon Avon
Orchestra of the Swan

Faure: Requiem
Orchestra and Chamber Choir of the Swan
David Ponsford (organ)
David Curtis (conductor)

16 May, 2015Cirencester Parish Church, Cirencester
The Glories of the Baroque

Works by Gabrieli, Albinoni, Monteverdi,
Purcell and Vivaldi.

St Michael's Singers of Coventry
English Symphony Orchestra
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Paul Leddington-Wright (conductor)
8—10 May, 2015Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Venice and Rome: 1600-1750

A weekend course to study Baroque music of Venice and Rome, including composers such as A & G Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Carissimi, Vivaldi, Albinoni, and their influence on Charpentier, Buxtehude and JS Bach.

David Ponsford (director)
26 April, 2015Geneva
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Project

Inaugural meeting to plan the complete recording of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, with Thilo Muster, Jean-Luc Ho, Jorg-Andreas Botticher, Terence Charlston, Carole Cerasi, Bertrand Cuiller, Hadrien Jourdan, David Ponsford.
18 April, 2015St James's Church, Dursley
Oriana Singers
Handel: Chandos Anthem 'O Praise the Lord with One Consent'
Charpentier: Te Deum
JS Bach: Magnificat

Severn Strings
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

7—10 April, 2015Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
The Royal College of Organists Easter Course

Tutors: Simon Williams, James Parsons, Sarah Baldock, Johannes Geffert, Anne Page, Sarah MacDonald and David Ponsford

Recital by David Ponsford in Trinity College Chapel:
Music by Froberger, Muffat, Clerambault, De Grigny, Raison and JS Bach
25 March — 2 April, 2015Delhi Cathedral, India
Rendezvous with Rajasthan

Haydn: Insanae et Vanae Curae
Bach: Fantasia in G major
Dupre: Placare Christe Servulis
Schubert: Mass in G

Members of The Really Big Chorus
Manvinder Rattan (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)
14 March, 2015East Grinstead
JS Bach: St John Passion

East Grinstead Choral Society and Orchestra
Mark Padmore (Evangelist)
David Ponsford (organ)
Tom Scratchley (Conductor)

22 February, 2015Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony no. 35 in D (Haffner')
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat ('Emperor')
Philip Martin (piano)
David Ponsford (conductor)
21 January, 2015The Queen's College, Oxford
50th anniversary Organ Recital
1pm: Opening recital of a series to include the complete organ works of JS Bach, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Frobenius organ.

JS Bach: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major (BWV 564)
Four Advent chorale preludes from the Orgelbuchlein

Nicolas de Grigny: from the 'Gloria in excelsis' (1699)
Basse de trompette
Fugue a 5
Trio
Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux

JS Bach: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (BWV 666)
Fantasia in B minor (BWV 563)
6 January, 2015Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, London
Organ Recital
1.10pm

JS Bach: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major (BWV 564)

Nicolas-Antoine Lebegue: two Noels; Elevation; Les Cloches

JS Bach: Prelude & Fugue in E minor (BWV 548)

20 December, 2014Cirencester Parish Church
Handel: Messiah
English Symphony Orchestra
St Michael's Singers, Coventry
Paul Leddington-Wright (conductor)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
19 December, 2014The Forum, Malvern Theatre
A German Christmas
Schutz: Christmas Story
Praetorius: Christmas Mass
Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks (director)
David Ponsford (organ)
14 December, 2014Warwick Arts Centre
Handel: Messiah
Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks (director)
David Ponsford (organ)
29 November, 2014St James the Greater, Leicester, LE2 1NA
Handel: Messiah
Leicester Bach Choir
Bach Camerata
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
9 November, 2014Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
Concert at 3pm

Jacqueline Ross (violin)

Simone Laghi (viola)

Sorcha Rudgley (flute)

David Ponsford (director/harpsichord)

 

G. F. Handel (1685-1759): Concerto Grosso in B flat, op. 3 no. 2

J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Air from Suite in D

Bach Violin Concerto in A minor

Interval

Telemann Viola Concerto

Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major

21 October, 2014Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Concert at 7pm
Music by JS and CPE Bach

Jacqueline Ross (violin)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

5 October, 2014The Barn in Bidford, Waterloo Road, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B50 4JN
A Shakespeare Garland for Jeffery Dench

Concert at 7.30pm

English Serenata

Gabrielle Byam-Grounds (dir)

David Ponsford (harpsichord)

16 September, 2014St Lawrence Jewry, London EC2
Organ Recital at 1pm

David Ponsford (organ)

Bach: Prelude and fugue in b minor BWV 544  

Clérambault: Suite du deuxième ton   

Bach: Passacaglia and fugue in c minor BWV 582            

19 July — 30 August, 2014Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
International examining tour
30 May, 2014Wolfson College. University of Cambridge
Concert 8pm
Jacqueline Ross (violin)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Music by JS and CPE Bach

23 April, 2014Holy Trinity Church. Stratford upon Avon
BBC Choral Evensong
Orchestra of the Swan. Live Broadcast.
David Ponsford (organ)
20 April, 2014Holy Trinity Church. Stratford upon Avon
BBC Morning Service
Orchestra of the Swan. Live Broadcast.
David Ponsford (organ)
18 April, 2014Coventry Cathedral
Concert 6pm
JS Bach St Matthew Passion
St Michael's Singers
Kerry Beaumont (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ continuo)
13 April, 2014Malvern Theatre
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks (dir)
David Ponsford (organ continuo)
12 April, 2014St Mary's, Warwick
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks (dir)
David Ponsford (organ continuo)
10 April, 2014Yeovil Theatre, Somerset
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks (dir)
David Ponsford (organ continuo)
4—6 April, 2014Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Madingley Hall Course
Music at the Court of Frederick the Great
Links to external websites
28 March, 2014Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Concert. 7.30pm
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
David Ponsford (conductor)
2 March, 2014Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Concert - 3pm
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
David Ponsford - conductor
Works by Mozart & Beethoven
22 January, 2014Queens College, Oxford
Organ Recital
David Ponsford (organ)
19—21 April, 2013Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Madingley Hall Course
Weekend course: 'The Great Mr Handel'
David Ponsford (lecturer)
Links to external websites
30 March, 2013St Andrews Church, Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
J S Bach: St John Passion
Tregwynt Singers and Chamber Orchestra
David Ponsford (conductor)
10 March, 2013Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Concert - 3.00pm
Mendelssohn: String Symphony no. 10 in B minor
Mozart: Symphony no. 25 in G minor
Brahms: Serenade no. 1 in D major
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
David Ponsford (conductor)
9 February, 2013No venue
Concert - 7.30pm
J S Bach: Mass in B minor
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
8 February, 2013St. Michael's Church, Discoed, nr. Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
'The Joy of Lent'
J S Bach: arias and chorale preludes for Lent
Elizabeth Priday (soprano), Ruth Watson (oboe)
David Ponsford (organ)
2 February, 2013St Mary's, Warwick
Concert - 7.30pm
J S Bach: Mass in B minor
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
16 January, 2013Queens College, Oxford
Organ Recital - 1pm
JS Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B minor (BWV 544)
JS Bach: Chorale Preludes from the Orgelbüchlein, from New Year to Candlemass
JS Bach: Prelude & Fugue in A minor (BWV 543)
David Ponsford (organ)
22 December, 2012No venue
Concert - 7.30pm
Corelli, Rutter, Finzi
Orchestra of the Swan
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
7 December, 2012Malvern Theatre
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel: Messiah
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
4 December, 2012St Mary's, Warwick
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel: Messiah
Armonico Consort
David Ponsford (organ)
2 December, 2012Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Concert - 3.00pm
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 4
JS Bach: Concerto in D minor for oboe & violin
Rameau: Suite ‘Les Indes Galantes’
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony op. 110a
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
David Ponsford (conductor)
24 November, 2012St James the Greater, Leicester
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel: Israel in Egypt
Leicester Bach Choir
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
21 November, 2012Birmingham Town Hall
Concert - 2.30pm
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Orchestra of the Swan
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
13 November, 2012Civic Hall, Stratford upon Avon
Concert - 7.30pm
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Orchestra of the Swan
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
4 November, 2012Westminster Cathedral
Organ Recital - 4.45pm
Julius Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm
David Ponsford (organ)
19—21 October, 2012Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Madingley Hall Course
Residential weekend course on The Passions of J S Bach

Links to external websites
30 September, 2012Souvigny, France
Concert - 10am
The English Renaissance: Dowland, Byrd, Campion and Tomkins
Simon Ponsford - countertenor
David Ponsford - virginals

9 August, 2012Singapore
Examining Tour
ABRSM overseas examining tour

30 July — 3 August, 2012Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
CAOS Summer Course
Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies Summer Course
David Ponsford & James Parsons - tutors

Links to external websites
15—17 June, 2012McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Lecture and Organ Recital
Le Clavecin d'autrefois: Conference in honour of Kenneth Gilbert
Including a lecture and organ recital by David Ponsford

2 June, 2012Bowood House, Wiltshire
Organ Recital - 3pm
Organ Recital by David Ponsford

11 May, 2012St John's Church, Cardiff
Organ Recital - 1.15pm
Reubke Sonata on the 94th Psalm
David Ponsford - organ

5 May, 2012St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra & Choir Concert - 7pm
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Mozart Coronation Mass
Robin Stowell - violin
David Ponsford & John Hugh Thomas - conductors


24 April, 2012Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 7pm
Buxtehude Praeludium in G minor
Scarlatti Three Sonatas
Handel Suite No 7 in G minor
Couperin Ordre No 8 in B minor
David Ponsford - harpsichord

25 March, 2012St David's Hall, Cardiff
Cardiff University Choir & Symphony Orchestra Concert - 3pm
Mozart Kyrie in D minor K341
Britten Cantata Academica
Mahler Symphony No 1
Mark Eager and David Ponsford - conductors

11 March, 2012Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 3pm
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Bartok Divertimento
Copeland Hoe Down
Robin Stowell - violin
David Ponsford - conductor

2 March, 2012Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Organ Recital - 6.30pm
Burnaby Recital
Works by Stanley, Buxtehude, Clerambault and J S Bach
David Ponsford - organ

18 February, 2012St. Michael's Church, Discoed, nr. Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
Tregwynt Singers: Tallis, Byrd and J S Bach
Ruth Watson - oboe
David Ponsford - conductor and harpsichord

10—12 February, 2012Bangor University
Conference
English Renaissance Organ Music and Chant Conference

28 January, 2012Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Concert - 8.30pm
Purcell and Handel: Suites and Songs
Simon Ponsford - countertenor
David Ponsford - harpischord

27—29 January, 2012Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Madingley Hall Course
Residential weekend course on Henry Purcell

Links to external websites
18 January, 2012Queens College, Oxford
Organ Recital - 1.10pm
The Sweelinck 450th Anniversary Organ Recital
Works by Sweelinck and Buxtehude

28 December, 2011St Mary's Church, Kington, Herefordshire
Concert - 7.30pm
Carol concert
David Ponsford - organ

19 December, 2011No venue
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel Messiah
St Michael Singers of Coventry
English String Orchestra
David Ponsford - harpsichord

17 December, 2011Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff University Choir & Symphony Orchestra Concert - 7pm
Brahms Songs of Destiny
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
David Ponsford - conductor

16 December, 2011Civic Hall, Stratford upon Avon
Concert - 7.30pm
Christmas Programme
Orchestra of the Swan
David Ponsford - harpsichord

10 December, 2011No venue
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel Messiah
Cheltenham Bach Choir
Corelli Orchestra
David Ponsford - harpsichord

3 December, 2011Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7pm
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Haydn Symphony No 98
Beethoven Piano Concert No 4
Philip Martin - piano
David Ponsford - conductor

25 November, 2011National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Organ Recital - 1pm
Recital on the Snetzler/Gray & Davison Organ
Works by John Stanley, Domenico Scarlatti and Walond
David Ponsford - organ

19 November, 2011St John's College, Oxford
Organ Recital - 5.30pm
Works by J S Bach, Clerambault and De Grigny
David Ponsford - organ

18 November, 2011St John's College, Oxford
Masterclass
Masterclass on 'French Organ Music during the reign of Louis XIV' to Oxford Organ Scholars

29 October, 2011Emmanuel College, Cambridge
CAOS Day Course
Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies course on @
'French Organ Music in the Reign of Louis XIV' - the title of David Ponsford's book, recently published by Cambridge University Press


Links to external websites
25 October, 2011Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 7pm
Works by Louis Couperin, Byrd, Sandoni and J S Bach
David Ponsford - harpsichord

15 October, 2011Malmesbury Abbey, Glos
Concert - 7.30pm
Concert with Severn Strings including Handel Organ Concerto 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'
David Ponsford - organ

17 September, 2011Singapore Bible College
Organ Recital - 7.30pm
Organ works by J S Bach, Couperin and De Grigny
David Ponsford - organ

14 August — 30 September, 2011Singapore
Examining Tour
Examining tour in Singapore, with organ recital for the Singapore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (exact dates tbc).
August, 2011Singapore
Examining Tour
Examining tour in Singapore, with organ recital for the Singapore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
25—29 July, 2011Madingley Hall, Cambridge
CAOS Course

Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies Summer Course in Cambridge
Anne Page, James Parsons & David Ponsford (tutors)

Details from : 01223 240026

Links to external websites
8—10 July, 2011Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Madingley Hall Course

A weekend course of lectures plus a recital on Music at the Court of Louis XIV

Full details from Madingley Hall, Cambridge (01223 746222) or via the Madingley Hall website.

Links to external websites
13 May, 2011No venue
Publication date

Publication of French Organ Music in the Reign of Louis XIV by David Ponsford (Cambridge University Press)

Read more, and pre-order at the Cambridge University Press website by following the link opposite.

Links to external websites
2 April, 2011St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
Cardiff University Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Works by Mozart and Haydn
Elin Manahan-Thomas (soprano)
John Hugh Thomas & David Ponsford (conductors)
1 April, 2011Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Works by Mozart and Haydn
Elin Manahan-Thomas (soprano)
John Hugh Thomas & David Ponsford (conductors)
22 March, 2011Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 5.30pm
J S Bach's Well-tempered Clavier
The last of 6 recitals to include the complete '48'
6) Preludes & Fugues Ab major - B minor (Vol 2)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
5 March, 2011Church of St Ignacious Loyala, New York
Concert with Ex Cathedra
Latin American Baroque programme
Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)
1 March, 2011Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 5.30pm
J S Bach's Well-tempered Clavier
5) Preludes & Fugues E major - G minor (Vol 2)
David Ponsford (harpsichord) 
1 February, 2011Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 5.30pm

J S Bach's Well-tempered Clavier
4) Preludes & Fugues C major - Eb minor (Vol 2)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

21—23 January, 2011Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Madingley Hall Course

A weekend course of lectures plus a recital on
J S Bach Keyboard Music

Full details from Madingley Hall, Cambridge (01223 746222) or via the Madingley Hall website.

Links to external websites
20 December, 2010St Michael's Church, Ledbury
Concert with the English String Orchestra - 7.30pm
Handel Messiah
St Michael's Singers, Coventry
Paul Leddington-Wright (conductor)
David Ponsford (harpsichord & organ)
19 December, 2010Cheltenham Town Hall
Concert - 7.30pm

J S Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1 & 2
J S Bach Magnificat
Cheltenham Bach Choir & Orchestra
Stephen Jackson (conductor)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

18 December, 2010Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff University Choir and Orchestra concert - 7.30pm

Bruckner Motets
Holst Hymn of Jesus
David Ponsford (conductor)

12 December, 2010Birmingham Town Hall
Concert with Ex Cathedra - 7.30pm
J S Bach Christmas Oratorio
Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)
5 December, 2010Brecon Cathedral
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Programme as for 3 December
3 December, 2010Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3
            Violin Concerto in A minor
            Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor
            Violin Concerto in E major
            Suite No 3 in D major
Jacqueline Ross (violin)
Robert Court (harpsichord)
David Ponsford (director & harpsichord)

23 November, 2010Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 5.30pm
J S Bach's Well-tempered Clavier
3) Preludes & Fugues Ab major - B minor (Vol 1)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
21 November, 2010St Augustine's Church, Penarth
Concert - 7.30pm

Bach Motets
Mozart Requiem
Cantemus Choir & Orchestra
Robert Court (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)

16 November, 2010Akademia Muzyczna, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Masterclasses
Masterclasses in organ and harpsichord music to students at the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music
15 November, 2010Akademia Muzyczna, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Concert - 7.30pm
Bach organ and harpsichord music
David Ponsford (organ & harpsichord)
2 November, 2010Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 5.30pm

J S Bach's Well-tempered Clavier
2) Preludes & Fugues E major - G minor (Vol 1)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

29 October, 2010National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Organ Recital - 1pm
A recital of Bach organ music
David Ponsford (organ)
12 October, 2010Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital - 5.30pm
J S Bach's Well-tempered Clavier
The first of 6 recitals to include the complete '48'
1) Preludes & Fugues C major - Eb minor (Vol 1)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
15 August — 25 September, 2010Singapore
Associated Board Examining Tour
Examining tour in Singapore for the Associated Board.
Mid Aug - late Sept 2010 (exact dates tbc)
26—30 July, 2010Cambridge
CAOS Course

Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies

A week of classes, recitals and lectures given on some of the best organs in Cambridge, directed by Anne Page and David Ponsford.

25—29 July, 2010Madingley Hall, Cambridge
CAOS Course

Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies Summer Course in Cambridge.
Anne Page, James Parsons & David Ponsford (tutors)

Details from: 01223 240026

Links to external websites
16—18 July, 2010Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Madingley Hall Course
'Concertos, Sonatas and Suites'
Weekend course on the instrumental music of J S Bach given by David Ponsford
Links to external websites
7 July, 2010Ludlow
Concert with English String Orchestra - 7.30pm
Concert in the 2010 Ludlow Festival
Concertos by J S Bach
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

Links to external websites
5 June, 2010St. Michael's Church, Discoed, nr. Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
Simon Ponsford (counter-tenor)
Ruth Watson (oboe)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
25 April, 2010All Saints Church, Oystermouth, Swansea
Concert - 3.00pm
Programme as for 24 April 2010
24 April, 2010St Peter’s Church, Roath, Cardiff
Concert - 7.30pm
Campra  Requiem
De Grigny  Veni Creator
Cardiff University Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra
John Hugh Thomas (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)

18—20 April, 2010Akademia Muzyczna, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Masterclasses & recitals
Masterclass, organ and harpsichord recital by David Ponsford
Links to external websites
17 April, 2010Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Concert - 7.30pm
Beethoven  Egmont Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A major (K488)
Wranitzky  Grande Symphonie Characteristique
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
Richard Ormrod (piano)
David Ponsford (conductor)
16 April, 2010St David's Hall, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Works by Mozart and Haydn
Elin Manahan-Thomas (soprano)
John Hugh Thomas & David Ponsford (conductors)
3 April, 2010St. Michael's Church, Discoed, nr. Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
Bach  Christ lag in Todesbanden
Bach  Easter Oratorio
Tregwynt Chamber Choir & Orchestra
David Ponsford (conductor)
19 March, 2010St David's Hall, Cardiff
Concert - 7.30pm
Scenes from Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Cardiff University Choir & Symphony Orchestra
David Soar, Peter Wilman, Owen Webb (soloists)
David Ponsford (conductor)
24 February, 2010York Minster
Organ recital - 1.10pm
J S Bach  Fantasia in G major
J S Bach  Passacaglia in C minor
Liszt  Fantasia and Fugue on BACH
David Ponsford (organ)
19 December, 2009Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel  Messiah
Swansea Bach Choir
John Hugh Thomas (conductor)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
12 December, 2009Dorchester Abbey, Oxon
Concert - 7.30pm
Britten  St Nicholas
Haydn  St Nicholas Mass
Amadeus Orchestra & Cranford Choral Society
David Ponsford (organs)
10 December, 2009City Hall, Cardiff
Concert - 7.30pm
Beethoven  Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Debussy  La Mer
Mendelssohn  Die Erste Walpurgisnacht Op 60
Cardiff University Choir & Symphony Orchestra
Mark Eager & David Ponsford (conductors)

6 December, 2009Brecon Cathedral
Concert - 7.30pm
'The Great Mr Handel'
Programme as 5 December 2009
5 December, 2009Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Concert - 7.30pm
'The Great Mr Handel'
Cardiff University Chamber Choir & Orchestra
John Hugh Thomas (conductor)

David Ponsford (conductor & harpsichord)

7 November, 2009No venue
Competition
Northallerton and Darlington Rotary Clubs
Young Musician of the Year Competition
David Ponsford (adjudicator)
Links to external websites
26 September, 2009St. Michael's Church, Discoed, nr. Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
'Music for a While': songs, arias, sonatas and toccatas by Purcell, Handel, Dowland and J S Bach
Simon Ponsford (countertenor)
Ruth Watson (oboe)
David Ponsford (harpsichord & virginals)
25 September, 2009St Michael's Church, Ledbury
Concert with English String Orchestra - 7.30pm
Concertos by Bach and Vivaldi
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

1 August — 20 September, 2009Indonesia
Examining Tour
6 week long examining tour for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
27—31 July, 2009Madingley Hall, Cambridge
CAOS Course
Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies (CAOS) residential summer course
Directed by Anne Page & David Ponsford
29 May, 2009National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Organ Recital - 1pm

Recital on the historic Williams Wynn organ
David Ponsford (organ)

26 April, 2009Oystermouth Church, Swansea
Cardiff University Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Purcell: King Arthur
David Ponsford (harpsichord) 
25 April, 2009Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Cardiff University Chamber Choir & Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Purcell: King Arthur
David Ponsford (harpsichord) 
16 April, 2009Wells Cathedral
Organ Recital - 1.05pm
Buxtehude, Bruhns, J S Bach
David Ponsford (organ)
11 April, 2009St Andrews Church, Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
J S Bach: St John Passion
Soloists include Elizabeth Priday, Rogers Covey-Crump, Nicholas Gedge
Tregwynt Chamber Choir & Orchestra
David Ponsford (director)
10 April, 2009Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Concert with Ex Cathedra - 2pm
J S Bach: St Matthew Passion
Ex Cathedra
David Ponsford (organ)
3—5 April, 2009Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Cambridge University ICE Course
Residential course given by David Ponsford on
J S Bach: The Concerted Vocal Works
Links to external websites
28 March, 2009Dursley Parish Church, Glos
Concert - 7.30pm
J S Bach: Magnificat
Severn Strings, Choir & David Ponsford (harpsichord)
25 March, 2009Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Haydn: Symphony No. 22
Mozart: Flute Concerto in D major
Schubert: Symphony No. 5
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra
David Ponsford (conductor)
19 March, 2009St David's Hall, Cardiff
Cardiff University Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra concert - 7.30pm
Dvorak: Mass in D major
Cardiff University Choir & Symphony Orchestra (the 100th annual concert)
David Ponsford (conductor)
22 January, 2009University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
Organ Recital - 1.15pm
Recital by David Ponsford on the Metzler organ
Bruhns: Praeludium in G major
Buxtehude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
J S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (BWV 544)
9—10 January, 2009Birmingham Town Hall
TV Recording
Recording and filming of extracts from Handel's Messiah for BBC 'Songs of Praise'
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
3 January, 2009St Andrews Church, Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
The Vale of Glamorgan Ensemble
David Ponsford (harpsichord & organ)
Corelli, Albinoni, Pachelbel, J S Bach, Vivaldi 'The Four Seasons'
24 December, 2008University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
Midnight Mass - 11pm
Widor: Mass

James Brown (conductor)
David Ponsford (organ)
19 December, 2008Coventry Cathedral
English Symphony Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Handel: Messiah

English Symphony Orchestra & St Michaels Singers
David Ponsford (harpsichord & organ)

11 December, 2008City Hall, Cardiff
Cardiff University Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra concert - 7.30pm
Poulenc: Gloria

Conductor - David Ponsford
19 November, 2008Queens College, Oxford
Organ Recital - 1pm
Buxtehude: Toccata in F
Buxtehude: Komm, heiliger Geist
Buxtehude: Fugue in C major
Bruhns: Praeludium in E minor
Buxtehude: Canzona in G major
Buxtehude: Praeludium in G minor

David Ponsford (organ)
14 November, 2008Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
Cardiff University Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra concert - 7.30pm
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Haydn: Terzetto
Vivaldi: Concerto for two trumpets and strings
Haydn: Maria Theresa Mass

Cardiff University Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra
Conductor - David Ponsford
 
31 October, 2008St Stanislaw & St Michael in Skalka, Cracow, Poland
Organ Recital - 8pm
JS Bach: Fantasia in G major
JS Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Vierne: Etoile du soir
Liszt: Fantasia & Fugue on BACH

David Ponsford (organ)
26 October, 2008Bidford on Avon Parish Church
English Serenata 25th Anniversary Concert - 5pm
English Serenata with David Ponsford (harpsichord & piano)
25 October, 2008St Michael's Church, Discoed, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
A programme of Bach & Telemann

Ruth Watson (oboe)
Diane Clarke (Flute)
Pete Fry (Double bass)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
19 October, 2008Malvern St James
Concert with the English String Orchestra - 7.30pm
'The Grand Tour' with The English String Orchestra
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
12 October, 2008Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth, S Wales
Organ Recital - 7.30pm
Organ recital at Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth, celebrating the 100th birthday of the Norman & Beard organ.

Buxtehude: Praeludium in D major
JS Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor
Rachmaninov arr. Vierne: Prelude in C sharp minor
Vaughan Williams: Rhosymedre
Reubke: Sonata on the 94th Psalm
1—30 September, 2008Hong Kong
Examining Tour
Month long examining tour for ABRSM
28 July — 1 August, 2008Cambridge
CAOS Course

Summer course in Cambridge

Focus on French music from Louis Couperin to Messiaen

Anne Page & David Ponsford (directors)
14 June, 2008Kings College Chapel, Cambridge
Organ Recital - 6.30pm

Music by JS Bach, Vierne, Liszt

27—30 May, 2008Saxony, Germany
Tour
Tour of organs by Gottfried Silbermann
11 May, 2008Chestnut Lodge, Cathole Lane, Yawle, Uplyme, Dorset DT7 3SJ
Harpsichord Recital - 3pm

Music by Louis Couperin, Buxtehude, Francois Couperin, JS Bach, Scarlatti, Handel

David Ponsford - harpsichord

25 April, 2008Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
details as for 23 April
23 April, 2008Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Beethoven ‘Coriolan’ Overture

Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4

Danzi Flute Concerto

Mozart Symphony no. 36 (‘Linz’)

David Ponsford - conductor

 

20 April, 2008Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany
Choral evensong with organ recital
David Ponsford - organ
10 April, 2008Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Concert - 7.30pm

A programme of 18th Century English organ concertos as part of the Oxford Organ Conference 2008

David Ponsford et al. (organ)
13 March, 2008Worcester Cathedral, Worcester
Concert - 7.30pm

Brahms Tragic Overture

Amanda Ballard Stabat Mater (first performance)

David Ponsford - conductor
9 February, 2008Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford
Organ Recital - 5.25pm

Music by Froberger, Purcell, de Grigny and JS Bach (BWV 544)

20 December, 2007Cirencester Parish Church, Cirencester
English String Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Handel Messiah

organ continuo - David Ponsford
19 December, 2007Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire
English String Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Handel Messiah

organ continuo - David Ponsford
8 December, 2007Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
Concert - 7.30pm

Handel Messiah

harpsichord continuo - David Ponsford
2 December, 2007Berkely Castle, Glos.
English String Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

JS Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in A major,

plus Vivaldi, Mozart, Leroy Anderson
28 November, 2007Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Telemmann: Don Quixote Suite; JS Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor

directed from the harpsichord by David Ponsford

24 November, 2007St Botolph's, Aldgate, London
Organ Recital - 3.15pm

Recital for the British Institute of Organ Studies on the newly restored Renatus Harris organ (c.1702)

Restoration music by Froberger, Blow, Locke, Louis Couperin, Purcell, Walond, Stanley, plus ‘Quiet Rush’ by Edmund Jolliffe (first performance)

18 November, 2007St Augustine's Church, Penarth
Concert

Handel Coronation Anthems, The Ways of Zion do Mourn

Cantemus Chamber Choir and Orchestra

David Ponsford (organ)

10 November, 2007Polam Hall, Darlington
Rotary Young Musician of the Year
Competition adjudicator
7 November, 2007Queens College, Oxford
Organ Recital - 1pm

Recital on the famous Frobenius organ

Music by Buxtehude & JS Bach (BWV 572 & 582)

28 October, 2007St Vitus' Cathedral, Prague
High Mass

Haydn Little Organ Mass

plus extensive improvisation

27 October, 2007St Saviour's Church, Prague
Choral and organ concert - 7pm

Concert with The Haydn Singers

20 October, 2007Canterbury Cathedral
Concert with Ex Cathedra - 7.30pm
Organ continuo in Monteverdi Vespers
5 October, 2007Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
Concert - 7.30pm
Harpsichord continuo with the English String Orchestra.
28—30 September, 2007Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Weekend Course

'Bach - the fusion of national styles'

A weekend course exploring the French, Italian and north German influences that J S Bach incorporated into his own individual style.  Including a concert by Helen Crown (baroque flute) and David Ponsford (harpsichord)

11 August, 2007St Nicolai's Church, Rønne, Denmark
Organ Recital

A recital on the Frobenius organ at St Nicolai

Music by Buxtehude, J S Bach and Liszt

30 July — 3 August, 2007Cambridge
CAOS Summer Course

Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies (CAOS) Summer Course for Organists

Tutors: Anne Page and David Ponsford

Theme: 'Buxtehude and his Contemporaries - Interpretation and Performance'

28 April, 2007St Andrews Church, Presteigne, Powys
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Ponsford

A programme of music by Bach, Fauré, Haydn and Malcolm Arnold

26 April, 2007Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Ponsford

A programme of music by Bach, Fauré, Haydn and Malcolm Arnold

For more information tel: 029 20 874816 or visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/music

6 January, 2007Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
Concert - 7.30pm

'Music in Handel's London'

Alan Davis (recorders) & David Ponsford (harpsichord)

Details from Rupert Spira, tel 01588 650588

21 December, 2006Malvern Priory, Worcestershire
Concert with the English String Orchestra - 7.30pm
Handel  Messiah
16 December, 2006Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel  Messiah with the Gower Chorale
13 December, 2006Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire
Concert with the English String Orchestra - 7.30pm
A concert of Christmas music
9 December, 2006Birmingham Oratory, Hagley Road, Birmingham
Concert with Ex Cathedra - 7.30pm
'Christmas in Venice'
2 December, 2006Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Ponsford

A programme of music by Vivaldi, Purcell and Handel.  Concert given in aid of the Llandaff Cathedral Appeal.

29 November, 2006Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Ponsford

A programme of music by Vivaldi, Purcell and Handel

For more information tel: 029 20 874816 or visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/music

24 November, 2006Cirencester Parish Church, Cirencester
Concert - 7.30pm
Handel  Messiah
18 November, 2006St. Michael's Church, Discoed, nr. Presteigne, Powys
Concert - 7.30pm
'Music in Handel's London'
Alan Davis (recorders) & David Ponsford (harpsichord)
Launch of new Handel Recorder Sonatas CD
For more information tel 01547 560369

11 November, 2006Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Concert with Ex Cathedra

J S Bach  St Matthew Passion

15 October, 2006St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton
Concert with Ex Cathedra - 7.00pm
'Moon, Sun and all things'
Concert as part of Brighton Early Music Festival
14 October, 2006All Saints Haslingfield, Cambridge
Organ Recital - 7.30pm

'The Excellent Art of Voluntary'

David Ponsford (organ)

31 July — 4 August, 2006Cambridge
Summer Course
Summer Organ Course run by Anne Page and David Ponsford.
22 July, 2006Ludlow Town Hall, Shropshire
Concert
Ruth Watson (oboe), Diane Clarke (flute), David Ponsford (harpsichord)
11 June, 2006Great Witley Church
Concert with the Cecilian Singers
Cecilian Singers, Jeremy Jackman (conductor), David Ponsford (organ)
10 June, 2006Malmesbury Abbey, Glos
Concert with the Severn Consort
Programme includes JS Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in A major
David Ponsford (harpsichord), Severn Consort
12—13 May, 2006Trinity College and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
CAOS Weekend
Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies (CAOS) present a weekend of Bach for organists and harpsichordists with Professor Peter Williams.
Details for players and auditors: telephone David Ponsford on 01285 651995
5 May, 2006Alderley Church, nr Wootton under Edge, Glos.
Concert with the Severn Consort - 7.30pm
Programme includes JS Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in A major
David Ponsford (harpsichord), Severn Consort
1 May, 2006Newcastle Cathedral
Recital - 1.00pm
Francois Couperin: Messe pour les paroisses
David Ponsford (organ)
29 April, 2006Hexham Abbey, Northumberland
Concert - 7.30pm
Francois Couperin: Messe pour les paroisses
David Ponsford (organ), Gentlemen of Hexham Abbey Choir
27 April, 2006Concert Hall, Cardiff University School of Music
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra Concert - 7.30pm
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1
Anthony Powers: 'Afar'
Mozart: Symphony No 41 'Jupiter'
Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Bickerton (piano), David Ponsford (conductor)
Details from: 0870 013 1812 
7—9 April, 2006Madingley Hall, Cambridge
JS Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier
David will be giving a weekend course of lectures and practical demonstrations on the genesis, national styles, compositional techniques and performance practices relevant to Bach's '48.
Plus: Recital of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' on Saturday 8 April. 
Details of both course and recital available from: 01954 280399.
3 March, 2006National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Recital - 1.00pm
Works by Purcell, Handel and Bach.
Natalie Clifton-Griffiths (soprano), David Ponsford (harpsichord)
February, 2006No venue
CD Release
Release of complete Handel Recorder Sonatas, with Harpsichord Suite No 7 in G minor (Guild Records).
Alan David (recorder), David Ponsford (harpsichord)
14 January, 2006St Andrews Church, Presteigne, Powys
Concert in Presteigne - 7.30pm
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos 2 and 5
David Ponsford (harpsichord)
25—26 June, 2005Dingestow Court, nr Monmouth
Recording

Of the historic organ in Dingestow Court, Monmouth.

17 June, 2005Kidderminster Town Hall
Concert with English Symphony Orchestra - 2.00pm
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
13 June, 2005St Michael's at the Northgate, Oxford
Organ Recital - 1.00pm

David Ponsford (organ)

JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541)

Louis Couperin: Pieces d'orgue

Liszt: Fantasia and Fugue on BACH

7 June, 2005Chichester Cathedral
Organ Recital - 1.00pm
David Ponsford (organ)

Bruhns: Praeludium in E minor

Louis Couperin: selection of pieces from the newly-published Pieces d'orgue

JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major (BWV 552)

More information at www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

28 May, 2005St Nicholas' Church, Abingdon
Concert with Fantini Consort - 7.30pm
A programme of music by Purcell, Handel and Bach
Fantini Consort (two trumpets & organ) with William Coleman (bass).
21 May, 2005All Saints Haslingfield, Cambridge
Organ Recital

David Ponsford (organ)

'The Power of Music' 

Buxtehude: Toccata in F

Clérambault: Basse de trompette & Caprice sur les Grands Jeux

JS Bach:  Pastorale in F (BWV 590)

Handel: Three fugues from ‘Six Fugues or Voluntaries'  

John Stanley: Overture: The Power of Music

Handel: Suite in D from ‘Handel’s Celebrated Water Musick’:

Scarlatti: 3 Sonatas for organ 

JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541)

30 April, 2005Durham Cathedral
Concert with English Symphony Orchestra - 7.30pm
Paul Spicer:Easter Oratorio
29 April, 2005St John's Church, Bromsgrove
Concert in Bromsgrove Festival - 7.45pm
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2; Haydn: Symphony No. 83, Nelson Mass.
Orchestra da camera, David Ponsford (harpsichord & organ).
23 April, 2005St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury
Concert with Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra - 7.30pm
Stabat Maters by Scarlatti, Palestrina, John Browne, Penderecki
Ex Cathedra, David Ponsford (organ)
15 April, 2005Birmingham Cathedral
Concert with English Symphony Orchestra - 7.30pm
Paul Spicer: Easter Oratorio
8 April, 2005The Forum, Malvern Theatre
Concert with the English Symphony Orchestra - 7.30pm
Programme of Vivaldi concertos, including the Four Seasons, directed by Monica Huggett (violin)
26 March, 2005Assembly Rooms, Bath
Concert with London Gala Orchestra - 7.30pm
Programme for Easter, including JS Bach: Cantata No. 51
London Gala Orchestra, directed by John Georgiardis, with Nicola-Jane Kemp (Soprano).
29 January, 2005St John's, Smith Square, London
Concert with Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra - 7.30pm

Programme of sacred music including the 10-part Stabat Mater by Domenico Scarlatti

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor), David Ponsford (organ)

26 January, 2005Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Concert with the English Symphony Orchestra - 7.30pm

Programme to include Elgar's Enigma Variations

English Symphony Orchestra, William Boughton (conductor), David Ponsford (organ)

22 January, 2005Birmingham Oratory
Concert with Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra - 7.30pm

Programme of sacred music including the 10-part Stabat Mater by Domenico Scarlatti

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor), David Ponsford (organ)

15 January, 2005St. Michael's Church, Discoed, nr. Presteigne, Powys
Candlelit Baroque Concert - 7.30pm
Ruth Watson (oboe), Diane Clark (flute), David Hatcher (cello), David Ponsford (harpsichord)
 
Telemann  Trio Sonata in E minor
Handel  Flute Sonata in G minor
J.S. Bach  Trio Sonata in C minor from 'The Musical Offering'
J.S. Bach  Suite for solo cello in G major
Handel  Harpsichord Suite No 7 in G minor
J.S. Bach  Trio Sonata in G major
Details: 01547 560246 
2 January, 2005No venue
Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year
David will adjudicate the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2005 competition.
10 October, 2004The Chapel at Ashridge, Nr. Berkamstead
Organ Recital on the 1818 Thomas Elliot organ - 3.00pm
Programme: 'THE EXCELLENT ART OF VOLUNTARY'
Sweelinck: Ballo del Granduca
Walond: Voluntary No. 3 in D minor
Georg Böhm: Chorale variations on
'Ach wie Nichtig, ach wie Flüchtig'
G. F. Handel: Concerto in F major 'The Cuckoo and the Nightingale'
Samuel Wesley: Voluntary, Op. 6 No. 10
J. S. Bach: Pièce d'Orgue BWV 572
(Original version from the manuscript (c.1712-1717)of J. G. Walther)
Details from: Margaret.blight@bbsrc.ac.uk / Tel: 01582 715681

1 October, 2004No venue
Leverhulme Research Fellowship begins.
David Ponsford has been awarded this valuable research fellowship for two years to write a book on French Baroque organ music.
17—19 September, 2004Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Toccata: Fantasy, Virtuosity and Bach
A weekend course focusing on the keyboard toccata from 1600 to 1750, investigating important works by Frescobaldi, Froberger, Louis Couperin, Buxtehude and J S Bach. David will give a harpsichord recital of works by Frescobaldi, Froberger, Louis Couperin, Buxtehude and J S Bach on the Saturday evening at 8.30pm.  Details available from: 01954 280280 / 280399. 
13 September, 2004Christadelphian Church, Birmingham
Recording
Recording on three organs for the Christadelphian Church in Birmingham.  David will record popular organ works by J. S. Bach, Handel, Walton, Vaughan Williams, Dubois, Boellmann and Herbert Murrill.
9 September, 2004Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
Concert with the English Symphony Orchestra
English Symphony Orchestra with David Ponsford (organ) in contemporary works by John Taverner and John Medcalf as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.
30 August, 2004St Paul's Cathedral, London
Evensong

Conducted by David Ponsford.

15 August, 2004Abingdon Parish Church, Oxon
Concert with Fantini Consort - 3.00pm

Music for trumpets and organ.

14 August, 2004Wantage Parish Church, Oxon
Concert with Fantini Consort - 8.00pm
Music for trumpets and organ.
13 August, 2004Faringdon Parish Church, Oxon
Concert with Fantini Consort - 8.00pm
Music for trumpets and organ.
11 August, 2004Highnam Church, Gloucester
Harpsichord Recital as part of Gloucester Three Choirs Festival
David Ponsford will play a harpsichord recital of works by Sweelinck, Byrd, Purcell, Francois Couperin and Handel, using four different harpsichords.  David will talk about the music and the instruments during the programme.
N.B. this concert is completely sold out.

8 August, 2004Vantaa Baroque Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Concert with Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra
Ex Cathedra with David Ponsford (organ) in a programme of South American Baroque music.
4—5 August, 2004Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Practical Course for Organists
Practical organ-playing course at Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall.  David Ponsford will be teaching a course on Figured Bass and giving a lecture on Temperaments.
30 July, 2004National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Organ Recital on the historic Williams Wynn organ - 1.00pm
with Simon Ponsford (counter-tenor).  Organ works by John Stanley (Voluntary Op. 7 No. 9) and Handel ('Cuckoo and the Nightingale' organ concerto); Vocal works: Purcell's Music for a While, Arias from Haydn's Stabat Mater and Vivaldi's Gloria. Built by John Snetzler in 1774 with a case designed by architect Robert Adam, the Williams Wyn organ is one of the most magnificent instruments of the eighteenth century. 
17 May, 2004Cirencester Parish Church, Cirencester
Lunchtime Organ Recital
Music by Charpentier, Liszt and JS Bach, performed on the historic Willis organ.  Concert begins at 1.00pm.
9 May, 2004St John's, Smith Square, London
Lionel Sawkins 75th Birthday Concert
Les delices d'un Roi - Music by Lalande, Rameau, Corelli, Royer & Bernier with Emma Kirkby (soprano) and the Nonsuch Singers and Baroque Orchestra.
7 May, 2004Alderley Church, nr Wootton under Edge, Glos.
Harpsichord Concerto
JS Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in E major (BWV 1053) with Severn Strings.
24 April, 2004St Briavels, Monmouthshire
Harpsichord Recital
A programme of music by Purcell, JS Bach and François Couperin for the St Briavels Music Society.
20 April, 2004Carlisle Cathedral
Harpsichord Recital
Music by Loius Couperin, François Couperin and JS Bach as part of Carlisle Festival's Lunchtime Live series.  For more information visit http://www.musicinthecathedral.org.uk/lunchtime.htm
9 April, 2004Coventry Cathedral
Concert
JS Bach St Matthew Passion with St Michael's Singers and the English String Orchestra.
3 April, 2004Birmingham Oratory
Concert
Settings of the Te Deum by Charpentier and Purcell, with Ex Cathedra Choir and Baroque Orchestra.
2—4 April, 2004Birmingham Conservatoire
Marc-Antoine Charpentier and his World International Conference
Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues - a paper as part of the international conference
4 March, 2004Marylebone Parish Church, London
French Baroque Organ Music Class
Third of a series of three classes for students at the Royal Academy of Music.
28 February, 2004Lion Ballroom, Leominster
Concert
Music by Henry Purcell with Evelyn Tubb (soprano) and The Company of Viols.
27 February, 2004Dingestow Court, nr Monmouth
Concert
Music by Henry Purcell with Evelyn Tubb (soprano) and The Company of Viols.  The organ featured will be a seventeenth century chamber organ attributed to Bernard Smith.
19 February, 2004Marylebone Parish Church, London
French Baroque Organ Music Class
Second of a series of three classes for students at the Royal Academy of Music.
22 January, 2004Marylebone Parish Church, London
French Baroque Organ Music Class
The first of a series of three classes in French Baroque organ music to students from the Royal Academy of Music, given on the Rieger organ in Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone Road, London.
29 November, 2003Ravensden Church, near Bedford
Lecture/Recital for Bedforshire Organists' Association
Lecture/Recital for Bedfordshire Organists' Association on eighteenth-century English organ music.
8 October, 2003St James's Church, Piccadilly, London W1
Bach & Sons
Jacqueline Ross (violin)
David Ponsford (harpsichord)

JS Bach: Sonatas in C minor (BWV 1017) and E major (BWV 1016)
CPE Bach: Sonata in C major

Concert starts at 1.10pm

2003Wells Cathedral
The Denys Pouncey Memorial Recital
Nikolaus Bruhns
  • Praeludium in E minor
Nicolas de Grigny from Gloria in excelsis Deo:
  • Et in terra Pax à 5
  • Récit de Tierce en taille
  • Basse de Trompette
  • Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux
JS Bach: from Clavierübung Part 3:
  • Prelude pro Organo pleno
  • Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit
  • Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her
  • Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam
  • Fugue à 5 pro Organo pleno
Julius Reubke
  • Sonata: The 94th Psalm
2003Beirut, Lebanon
Al Bustan Festival, with Jaqueline Ross
Harpsichord and Violin recital, with Jaqueline Ross
“Applaudissement d’un public conquis par le charme ‘bachien’ qui opère comme sous l’effet d’une baguette magique, dans l’écrin dor d’une villa somptueuse. En rappel, un andante, toujours d’une sonate de Bach, où les dernières notes sont allées doucement s’éteindre entre niches vides et fioritures en plâtre aux plafonds éclairés par de grands lustres à pendeloques.” L’Orient le Jour
2002Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Organ Recital
J S Bach: G minor Fantasia and Fugue (BWV 542)
“David Ponsford’s performance of Bach’s G minor Fantasia and Fugue (BWV 542) exploded like a supernova. Here was an organist of alpha-plus class lending to the aspiring, dramatic figuration of the Fantasia and the ensuing fugal passion, an improvisatory rapture in which the long-dead composer’s heart seemed to beat again. Such art in the writing, such art in response, brings tears to the eyes.” The Oxford Times
2001Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford
Harpsichord Recital
JS Bach - The Goldberg Variations
2001Queen's University, Belfast
Harpsichord Recital
Louis Couperin - Passacaille in C
William Byrd - Pavan and Galliard 'Sir William Petre'
JS Bach - Partita no. 4 in D major
2001Guildhall, Bath
Harpsichord Concerto
JS Bach - Harpsichord Concerto in A
With the London Gala Orchestra
“David Ponsford took centre stage for an exquisite performance of Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in A. A muted string accompaniment wrapped Ponsford’s playing in fine linen. Those long sweeping Bach phrases came through like tinkling reflections from the chandeliers. Even the Guildhall was in its element.” Bath Evening Chronicle
1998Cardiff University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB
Harpsichord Recital
Froberger - Toccata; Tombeau de la mort de M. Blancrocher
François Couperin - Ordre No. 8 in B minor
JS Bach - Partita No. 6 in E minor
1996Kathedrale Dresden
Silbermann Orgel der Kathedral Dresden
Buxtehude - Praeludium in D major
Clérambault - Suite du deuxieme ton
Byrd - Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La
J S Bach - Prelude and Fugue in E flat major
0Malvern Theatre
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Armonico Consort
Christopher Monks (dir)
David Ponsford (organ continuo)