On Friday 2 October, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Live continues with works by Rossini, Fauré and Mozart - including Mozart's penultimate symphony, the 'great G minor’ No. 40, and the Suite from Fauré’s Masques et Bergamasques - David Young, Chorus Master of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, makes his professional orchestral debut conducting.
Watch the concert live in HD from 7 pm here on RTÉ Culture, and listen live via RTÉ lyric fm.
Chorus Master of the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir since September 2019, David now divides his time between Dublin and the UK where he is also Musical Director of Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and Reading Bach Choir, and Co-Director of professional vocal ensemble Reverie.
David is a versatile conductor with broad tastes and enthusiasms, ranging from the largest of choral/orchestral works to complex contemporary a cappella music, and running the whole gamut from early music through Classical symphonies into brand new orchestral repertoire.
In recent years, he has led acclaimed performances of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Monteverdi's Vespers, Beethoven's Mass in C, Haydn's The Creation, Finzi's Requiem da Camera, Handel's Messiah and Mendelssohn's Elijah, as well as orchestral works by Debussy, Elgar and Holst.
His a cappella and chamber choir repertoire is equally broad, including a deep passion for the music of Byrd, Tallis and Schütz, alongside elegant secular works by Brahms, Haydn and Beethoven, and a wide range of 20th century and contemporary choral music, from rarely-heard works by great composers such as Mahler, Shostakovich and Szymanowski, through to the most popular modern-day repertoire by the likes of Eric Whitacre and James MacMillan, and challenging contemporary works by Maija Einfelde, Roxanna Panufnik and Pēteris Vasks.
Watch RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Live: Rossini, Fauré and Mozart, with conductor David Young here on RTÉ Culture on Friday, October 2nd from 7 pm, or listen live on RTÉ lyric fm.